Heirloom Clifford Tea Cookies

Heirloom Clifford Tea Cookies Recipe

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Donna Thiemann


This recipe is sure to please since you can make the dough up, roll it on wax paper and freeze till needed! Then set out on counter a few minutes and use a very sharp knife and cut nice thin cookies! Bake as usual according to recipe but be sure not to over brown them.

You can make and freeze many cookie recipes, such as old fashioned sugar cookies,, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal! Just make the dough and roll it up in wax paper then freeze till you need a dessert for company!

This idea went back to the old war days when every new wife should be ready for callers to come enjoy tea!


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15 Min
15 Min


  • 1 c
  • 2 c
    brown sugar
  • 2
    eggs, fresh
  • 3-1/2 c
    flour, a/p or white flour, not self rising
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    nuts, chopped

How to Make Heirloom Clifford Tea Cookies


  1. Cream the butter and sugar thoroughly. Add the eggs and continue to beat. Sift flour, soda, and salt three times and add with the nuts to the first mixture. Pack in a mold and leave in a refrigerator over night, then turn out on a board and slice as thin as possible and bake in hot oven. Time in oven, 15 minutes. Temperature, 400°. Servings, 60
  2. Note: you can roll these in a log with wax paper. Place in fridge or freezer till ready to bake! While still a touch cold slice these with a sharp knife! Sit them on a greased cookie sheet or on parchment paper. Bake at 400*F for 15 minutes or until slightly browned on edges. Makes 60
  3. These freeze well for 2-3 months if sealed well! You may place them in your fridge for 48 hours if expecting to use the dough soon!

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About Heirloom Clifford Tea Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #easy, #sugar, #heirloom

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