I, a friend of the family, am honored to share her old Southern Tea Cake recipe. My college friend first baked cookies from this Tea Cake recipe for me in the early 1980's. I have never forgotten the taste of the little, thin cookies.
It has been a joy to bake the cookies and share with my friends, 30+ years later.
(I did not use a mixer; I simply stirred the ingredients together in a single bowl with a wooden spoon.
I bake using a scale; if you prefer to follow that recipe conversion, please see my blog Tea Cake post: