Aunt Neal's Old Fashioned Tea Cakes
|Butter||1 Cup (16 tbs), softened|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Egg||1 Large, beaten|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|All purpose flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Milk||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|White sugar||1 Tablespoon|
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well.
Add egg and vanilla; beat well.
Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Mix at low speed after each addition just until blended.
Shape dough into 2 discs.
Wrap in wax paper, and chill at least 1 hour.
Roll each disc to 1/4" thickness on a floured surface.
Cut with a 3 1/2" round cutter; place 1" apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
Sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
Bake at 400° for 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Cool 1 minute on baking sheets; remove to wire racks to cool.