From: Alte Welt Gasthof

Alte Welt Gasthof Tea Cakes

This recipe has won several awards in local contests. It is well over 100 years old.

Preheat oven to 375 to 400 degrees. Sift 4 cups of flour into large pan. Pat out a well in flour. Pour into well:
2 cups sugar
1 Cup shortening
2 eggs
1/2 Cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Knead dough by hand, then roll it out (flatten it). Use cookie cutter. Bake until done.