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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Grandma's Old Fashion Tea Cakes



Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings

    1 cup butter

    1 cups white sugar

    2 eggs

    3 cups all-purpose flour

    1/2 teaspoon baking soda

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  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 and place in a big jar.