Drop Cakes

Ten ounces sugar.

Six ounces butter and lard mixed.

Four eggs.

Half pint milk.

One pound flour.

Two teaspoonful baking powder.

One teaspoonful vanilla.

Cream the sugar and butter, add the eggs one at a time and cream in, mix in milk and flavoring, then sift the baking powder in the flour and mix in fully but lightly. This dough should be dropped from a spoon, or canvas bag made for this purpose, the heat while baking makes them run, bake in a moderate oven.

Tea Cakes

Four eggs.

One cup butter or lard.

Two and one-half cupsful sugar.

One cupful milk.

Two and one-half teaspoonful baking powder.

One teaspoonful almond extract.

Rub to a cream the butter, eggs and sugar, then add the milk, mix in fully, add the flavoring, sift the baking powder in a little flour and add, then add enough more flour to make a medium stiff dough, roll out, cut with round cutter and set apart in pans so they will not stick together. Brush the loose flour off the top and bake in moderate oven.