I figured out later why the cookies failed so miserably. About a month later, I signed up to bring biscuits to Sunday school. While baking them I noticed that they weren’t rising. They were fine (and edible) but they were just flat. Apparently I had been careless with my flour choices and hadn’t purchased self rising flower.
I’ve made a note on the recipe so you don’t repeat my mistake.
Mamaw Bertie's Tea Cakes
(Bertie was my Papaw's mom)
1 ½ cup sugar
½ cup lard
1 ½ tsp vanilla
½ cup butter
4 cups flour (self rising)
½ cup butter milk
Cream together sugar, butter and lard. Add eggs. Mix in vanilla and stir loosely. Add flour and butter milk. Chill overnight, then bake at 350 until
For the thumbprint version of the cookie, I just dabbed a spoonful of jam on top. Do so at your own risk.