Elegant tea cakes

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Butter
1 cup Granulated sugar
1 Egg
1 tablespoon Cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 cups Flour
½ teaspoon Baking powder

Serve these not-too-sweet cookies in the traditional English fashion with your favorite cup of tea. They are delicious with a dab of jam or marmalade and hold up well when dunking.

In a bowl, cream butter with sugar until very light. Add well beaten egg, cream and vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift flour with baking powder; add creamed mixture and blend well. Roll dough into a log and wrap in aluminum foil. Chill overnight, or in freezer for 2 hours if rushed for time.

Preheat oven to 350ø. Remove dough from refrigerator, slice very thin and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake 5-8 minutes at 350ø.

Variations: For various holidays decorate with colored sugar, beads or icing. Or substitute almond or lemon extract for the vanilla to vary the flavor.

Yield: 10 dozen. Suzanne J. Brown, owner SBJ Communications, Skillman, NJ

Randy Shearer

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