Tea Cakes

  • Yield : 4
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 25m
  • Cook Time : 14m
  • Ready In : 39m
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My grandmother made these cookies all the time. These are very good with coffee.


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Enough plain flour to make stiff dough (at least 2 1/2 cups)


Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the shortening and sugar. Add the eggs to the mixture. Add the milk and vanilla and combine well.

Step 2

Sift together the nutmeg, baking soda, salt and enough flour to make stiff dough. Try starting off with 2 1/2 cups of flour and add more as needed, half a cup at a time, to make the dough stiff.

Step 3

Roll out onto a pastry sheet and cut with cookie cutter. Place on a greased cookie sheet.

Step 4

Bake at 325 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned.


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