Grandma's Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

Grandma's Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

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"A soft teacake that is best when one to two days old. You can change flavors by substituting almond or lemon extract for the vanilla. Add a few drop of food coloring to dress up the dough for special occasions. "

Ingredients

53 m servings 188 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 188 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.6g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 135 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; stir into the creamed mixture. Knead dough for a few turnns on a floured board until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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I don't usually care for sugar cookies, but I volunteered to bake 6 doz. for an event at my son's school. I tried 2 different recipes, and this one was awesome! I like nutmeg, so the flavor wa...

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This recipe didn't taste like tea cakes to me, they tasted alot like flour. They also had an unpleasant texture, harder than most store bought cookies. No one would eat them after the first bi...

I don't usually care for sugar cookies, but I volunteered to bake 6 doz. for an event at my son's school. I tried 2 different recipes, and this one was awesome! I like nutmeg, so the flavor wa...

I am a caterer and was comissioned to do a southern ladies tea. The main request was for teacakes which I have never made but tasted a few times. This was the first recipe I came across and trie...

WHERE IN THE WORLD DID YOU GET MY GRANDMOTHER'S RECIPE!!!!THESE WERE JUST LIKE THE ONES I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS LITTLE!!!!THANKS A MILLION!!!!

I was afraid to try to knead this dough so I just put it in the fridge to chill. I could only wait about 5 minutes because I was so anxious to bake some. OMG I ended up eating the whole pan of c...

THIS IS THE OLD FAASHIONED RECIPE I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR. IT'S JUST GREAT. I'LL PASS IT ON TO MY KIDS!!!!!!

This recipe took me back to when I was a little girl growing up in Forrest City, Arkansas. Ms. Lucy (a grandma figure) used to baby sit me and she made tea cakes that looked and tasted JUST LIK...

My great aunt used to make teacakes. She died and did not leave us the recipe. My teacakes turned out great! Just like my aunt.

These cookies are good . . . but ONLY if they are SOFT. Be sure to cook them only 8 min. They will continue baking as they are cooling on the cookie sheet. Another tip: I used Almond Extract ...

This recipe didn't taste like tea cakes to me, they tasted alot like flour. They also had an unpleasant texture, harder than most store bought cookies. No one would eat them after the first bi...