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

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

  • 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.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

160.5 calories; 2.6 g protein; 24.6 g carbohydrates; 34.3 mg cholesterol; 99 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2003
One of my all time favorites while growing up. Brings back great memories. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2015
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 biscuit though these will do just fine. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2003
One of my all time favorites while growing up. Brings back great memories. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2006
These are really easy to make and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Everyone that has eating these old fashioned tea cakes 11 have really enjoed them. Thanks a lot Jacquetta Peace Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2005
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 need to refrigerate the dough...they still turned out excellent. These are great with a cup of green jasmine tea! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2014
They were good with our tea. Sort of like a shortbread. They did take a little longer than 8 minutes-closer to 10. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2015
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 biscuit though these will do just fine. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2015
I loved it! The recipe was amazing and my family loved it tastes better with 1/2 or 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and/or 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract for flavor Read More