I did, however, sprain my wrist a while back, which put a crimp in my keyboarding for a while there.
By way of apology, have a recipe, with bonus family anecdote:
Jake’s Mother’s Teacakes
1/2 cup shortening (probably lard, originally; latterly, Crisco)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg.
Sift flour and baking powder together.
Add dry ingredients alternately with milk.
Chill, roll, and cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter.
Bake on greased sheet in a quick oven (350-375 F) about 5 to 8
minutes – the time varies according to the thickness of the cookies. Until the edges start to brown, anyway.
The “Jake” in question was my great-uncle on my father’s side, making his mother my . . . great-great-aunt? Something like that. Anyway, when my father was growing up, he used to walk over to her house, with his dog following along after him, and she would make these cookies for him, and the dog would get some, too.
Then my father graduated from high school and went off to college, leaving his dog behind. The dog, for his part, continued going over to Jake’s mother’s house . . .
. . . and Jake’s mom would bake these cookies for the dog.
They’re a not overly sweet cookie that keeps well, and dunks nicely in tea or coffee or milk.
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