Saturday, July 18, 2015

Romanian Tea Cookies

makes 4 dozen

8 ounces vegetable shortening
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoons cream of tartar
pinch of salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
jam

Preheat oven to 350F. Beat shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Make an indentation with your thumb. Drop a teaspoon of jam into the center of each cookie. Bake 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.

Comments:
cookie says: These are surprising light cookies. They are soft and not too sweet. They would be great even without jam. (The uncooked dough is really good too.)

DeLona Polite says: I think that the cookies were okay. No biggie.

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