Old-Fashioned Buttery Tea Cakes
(from Southern U.S. Cuisine)



1 cup butter

2 cups sugar

2 large eggs

2/3 cup milk

2 teaspoons vanilla

4 cups flour



Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, milk, and vanilla; mix well.

Stir in flour; refrigerate until chilled and easier to handle.

Roll out on a floured board to 1/2-inch thick, adding more flour if necessary.

Cut into shapes; place on a greased baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.

YIELD: Makes 2 to 3 dozen.

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