Old Fashioned Tea Cakes II Recipe - Allrecipes.com

Old Fashioned Tea Cakes II

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

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Original recipe makes 3 1/2 dozen Change Servings


  1. 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.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  3. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 11, 2003

One of my all time favorites while growing up. Brings back great memories.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 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.


10 Ratings

Apr 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.

Jul 26, 2006

These are really easy to make and delicious!

Feb 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!

Aug 29, 2002

Everyone that has eating these old fashioned tea cakes 11, have really enjoed them. Thanks a lot Jacquetta Peace

Feb 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.


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  • Calories
  • 160 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.6 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 99 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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