Old Fashioned Tea Cakes II


"This delightful buttery cookie recipe has stood the test of time. Have some with an old fashioned cup of tea."


servings 160 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 160 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 99 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Stir in eggs, and beat well. Sift together the flour, baking powder and nutmeg. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven, cookies should brown slightly.
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  1. 10 Ratings


One of my all time favorites while growing up. Brings back great memories.

Good butter cookies. The nutmeg absolutely makes this. Use whatever single spice you like, just so long as you like it, because the flavour really comes through. Would be fun (and tasty) to a...

These are really easy to make and delicious!

Wonderfully easy recipe!!! And delicious!!! Even the dough was yummy! I made these with a good friend with whom I love to experiment with recipes, and when making these cookies, we didn't even n...

Everyone that has eating these old fashioned tea cakes 11, have really enjoed them. Thanks a lot Jacquetta Peace

They were good with our tea. Sort of like a shortbread. They did take a little longer than 8 minutes-closer to 10.

These were pretty plain - if making again I would use cinnamon or a hint of a stronger flavor, like citrus or an extract, to give some more flavor. If the goal is simply to have a dipping biscu...