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Old Fashioned Southern Tea Cakes

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Rating: 4/5
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ready in: 2-5 hrs
serves/makes:   60

recipe id: 1459

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1 cup butter at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
3 fresh eggs at room temperature
1/4 cup buttermilk mixed with
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups self-rising flour, or as much as it takes to make a stiff dough


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time beating between each. Add milk, vanilla and flour. Let set in refrigerator for two hours.

Roll out very thin, cut into cookies as desired and bake until lightly golden brown on bottom. Remove to plates or rack to cool.

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83 calories, 3 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates, 1 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in sodium.
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Trying to figure Weight Watcher points. It shows 2 pts per serving, but how many servings does this batch make? Trying to determine cookie size. Can you help me with that?

CDKitchen Staff Reply:
The data provided is per serving, which is listed as one cookie (60 cookies in the batch)

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
These were good but I think I'd only add 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla next time.

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