My husband's great-grandmother's tea cake recipe.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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  • Beat butter and sugar in a bowl until creamy. Stir in flour, vanilla extract, baking powder, and baking soda until dough is well mixed. Drop spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

173.7 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 24.5g 8% DV; fat 7.8g 12% DV; cholesterol 20.3mg 7% DV; sodium 101.3mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2016
I modified the recipe by adding extra teaspoon of vanilla, 1 egg , and a pinch of salt. Awesome!!!! I am totally in love with these cookies. Wow!!! And, it was sooooo easy. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2012
I figured out whats missing - it should be 2 eggs also!! Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
12/12/2012
I figured out whats missing - it should be 2 eggs also!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/05/2013
Recipe as directions produced crumbs Added an egg which made a dough finally. but I didn't care for the taste of these for some reason Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2014
Eggs are the missing ingredient. I doubled the recipe and had to add six eggs. I used two tbsp of vanilla extract and got a nice flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2016
I modified the recipe by adding extra teaspoon of vanilla, 1 egg , and a pinch of salt. Awesome!!!! I am totally in love with these cookies. Wow!!! And, it was sooooo easy. Thank you for sharing. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2015
Did not think of the eggs when I tried this so added 1/2 cup of milk. This was enough to make dough which I rolled into a log and sliced 1/4 inch thick. Result was a nice sugar cookie. Cook time was about 12 min's. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2015
I didn't have any baking soda so I added two per teaspoons of baking powder per a conversion formula I found online (baking soda is more powerful than powder so 1/4 of soda is equivalent to a teaspoon of powder). Like everyone else when I had mixed everything together it was very crumbly and not very dough-like for cookies. So I added two eggs and brought the dough together quite nicely. For the people that didn't like the taste -- these are meant to be subtly sweet and to be eaten with tea not by themselves. My family really enjoyed them (hubby and ten month old daughter). I will most likely be making these again just adding the two eggs automatically after creaming the butter and sugar. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2018
I added 3 eggs and powder sugar taste was acceptable but I don t know if I would make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2017
I added two eggs per the other reviewers. The dough was too dry without them. I had the dough all mixed then found I had no vanilla extract. I used two tsp of lemon extract instead. They were very tasty! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2018
Turned out great and yes I will make again Read More