Old Fashioned Tea Cakes II

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Jacquetta Peace
Recipe by  Jacquetta Peace

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

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Original recipe yields 3 1/2 dozen



  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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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 add decorations like those silver candy balls, jujubes, or some piped icing. Could probably use up to half brown sugar to change texture and taste.



These are really easy to make and delicious!

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Amount Per Serving (18 total)

  • Calories
  • 160 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs
  • 24.6 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 99 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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