Shrewsbury Cakes Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
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 Shortening1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Vanilla1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Egg1 , well beaten
 Cake flour2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Poppy seed1 Teaspoon
 Colored sugar1 Teaspoon
 Cinnamon1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2920 Calories from Fat 1078

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 121 g186.2%

Saturated Fat 28.9 g144.7%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 423 mg

Sodium 146.1 mg6.1%

Total Carbohydrates 408 g136.1%

Dietary Fiber 42.3 g169.3%

Sugars 106.3 g

Protein 65 g130.6%

Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 0.4%

Calcium 43.5% Iron 15.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cream shortening and sugar.
Add vanilla and egg, blend.
Add flour.
Roll dough out 1/8 inch thick and cut into fancy shapes.
Different effects can be obtained by brushing surface with beaten egg or sprinkling cookies with poppy seed or sugar (plain, colored or cinnamon).
Bake at 350° F. 15 minutes.
Makes 7 dozen 2 1/2 inch cookies.
This cookie is like sweet, tender pastry and keeps indefinitely.