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Home Town: Brownwood, Texas, USA

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My maternal grandmother, also from Texas, used to make Teacakes, that were very good, soft cookies that she rolled and cut out. We all tried our hand at watching while she cooked them but she died with the recipe in her head. She put some of this and some of that, never using a measuring cup. They weren't as sweet as a sugar cookie. They weren't a snickerdoodle. I see all manner of "Teacakes" around, but nothing like Grannie made. Does anyone have a clue? They would have flour, sugar, flour, I think a little cinnamon, I think a little maybe nutmeg. They were a little off white in color, and normally about 1/4 inch thick.

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Last updated: Apr. 30, 2013 3:31 pm
Posted: Apr. 29, 2013 2:04 pm
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Mississippi Tea Cakes

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Delicious dainty drop cookies made with buttermilk. 
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Apr. 29, 2013 2:14 pm
I don't know anything about them, but you can take a look at these two. They seem to have the most reviews with the most positive on this one I think. You could always adapt it and add 1/2 tsp nutmeg and a little cinnamon if you want.
Apr. 29, 2013 2:17 pm
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Grandma's Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

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A sweet cut-out cookie with a pinch of nutmeg.  
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Apr. 29, 2013 2:14 pm
Commented by: Sue, aka Ethel's daughter
Apr. 29, 2013 2:54 pm
Sue, aka Ethel's daughter
Apr. 29, 2013 2:55 pm
Sue, aka Ethel's daughter
Apr. 29, 2013 2:56 pm
Sue, aka Ethel's daughter
Apr. 29, 2013 2:57 pm
Sue, aka Ethel's daughter
Apr. 29, 2013 2:59 pm
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Sue, aka Ethel's daughter
Apr. 29, 2013 3:02 pm
above.... ___ ~~~ ~~~ The New Braunfel's location is near us... This is an old recipe. I would love to hear what your dear Grandmother would say about this one. Some of the sites above have nice photos, which may serve to inspire!
Apr. 29, 2013 4:31 pm
HMMM...almost like a scone...had a Great Aunt and My Mom who could bake like this...a lack of measured amounts, you just did this or that until the texture was "so" and it rolled like "that". You've given me reason to do some digging through Grandma's recipes, that date back to the late 1800's and early 1900', where I can make out the writing. If I get lucky, I've get back to you...
Apr. 30, 2013 10:13 am
Hey Jimmy...I think I have the exact recipe you're looking for. My grandmother used to make them and we used to call them "sugar cookies" but they weren't really sweet and they weren't really cookies. haha She cut them with a biscuit cutter and they were really dense and dusted with flour(?) with just a slight sweetness, but they were awesome!! I've called my dad to have him dig up the recipe so I'll go by when I get off work and get it.
Apr. 30, 2013 3:31 pm
My dad has to go to my grandparents house tomorrow to do some things so he's going to pick up the recipe for me. My grandmother passed over 18 years ago, but my aunt lives there and knows where it is so hang tight.
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