Bilbo's Famous Old-Fashioned Tea Cakes

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Recipe by delyanbaggins

I found this on the Council of Elrond, a wonderful site if you're looking for LOTR recipes. It was submitted by Morlothwen, and she says, "Tea-time in the Shire wouldn't be the same without them!" I haven't tried them yet, but they sound so good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat butter until creamy with electric mixer at a medium speed.
  2. Slowly add 2 cups sugar, beating well. Beat in eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla.
  3. Mix flour and baking soda together, then slowly beat in to butter mixture.
  4. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours.
  5. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a 3 1/2-inch round cookie cutter and place cakes 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets, then sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes or until edges become slightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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