Original Family Recipe for Tea Cakes (from 1800's)

Original Family Recipe For Tea Cakes (from 1800's)

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Renee' Warnock

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My great-great-great grandmother, Frances Howard Ezell (b.1828) and her children and grandchildren made tea cakes together each year at Christmas time. They would make bunches and bunches, put them in a pillow case and hang them up in the kitchen for Christmas treats.

In memory of my grandmother, Ruby Campbell Parnell.

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Ingredients

1 1/4 c
butter
1 c
sugar
4
eggs
4 Tbsp
sour milk
1 tsp
baking soda
flour

Step-By-Step

1Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, one at a time and stir after each one.
2Dissolve baking soda in sour milk and add this to the mixture.
3Add enough flour to make dough stiff enough to dump on floured board. Knead in more flour until you can roll the dough out and cut out tea cakes. Bake and cool.
4Modern day instructions not included in original recipe: Place on cookie sheets and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

About Original Family Recipe for Tea Cakes (from 1800's)

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy