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Mama Wascom’s Teacakes

4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla

(These are approximate. She never measured.)

Mix oil, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Add some of the flour and stir with spoon. Then work remainder of flour in with hands.

Sprinkle work surface with enough flour to keep dough from sticking. Take a portion of dough and put down on floured surface. With rolling pin roll dough until about 1/8 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutter and place on a greased cookie sheet and bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees until lightly browned.

Note: These ingredients are approximate. Mama Wascom cooked on a gas stove with a broiler underneath the oven. At some point (I think when the cookies were done, but not brown) she would remove them from the oven and run them under the broiler just long enough to brown the tops. She did not have a recipe. (This recipe came from my niece who watched her make teacakes, reproduced the process from memory, and thankfully wrote down what she used.) She did not have a cookie cutter, but used a drinking glass to cut them. (Please understand that our old drinking glasses were originally ‘Bama’ jelly jars. That was our way of getting a matching set of glasses.)

This recipe may not work the first time you try it. Mama Wascom added flour and worked the dough, until it felt “right”. Therefore you may have to make a few batches before you get it “right.”

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