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Moravian Tea Cakes

Yield about 6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  2. Combine next 4 ingredients; stir well. Add to creamed mixture alternately with flour, beginning and ending with flour. Chill dough for 2 hours.

  3. Roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface to 1/2-inch thickness; cut out with 2 1/2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

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