How to Make It
Using an electric mixer, cream Crisco and sugar together until well blended. Add eggs and beat until combined.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Gradually add flour mixture to Crisco mixture while beating; add vanilla and milk, blending into dough.
Use a tablespoon to drop dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until tea cakes are slightly gold around the edges. Sprinkle with sanding sugar while tea cakes are still warm (optional). Cool completely before storing in airtight container.