Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
My Grandmother always had a cookie jar full of these every time we went to her house. Every time I bake them, it reminds me how much she loved to cook for us and how great she was for taking the time to "pamper" us.
- 1 cup butter (not margarine)
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 dash salt
- 1⁄4 cup buttermilk
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring (I use McCormick's Vanilla, Butter & Nut)
- 4 cups flour
- Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
- Add eggs and mix well.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets, or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes until lightly brown.
- You can also "roll" this mixture out and use cookie cutters to make shapes.
I was craving my Mom's tea cakes, but don't have her recipe (yet!). I chose this one because it is a drop recipe, and I've not yet mastered the technique of rolling and cutting like my Mom. These tasted almost exactly like her recipe, but because they were dropped had a much softer texture. They were truly delicious! I did top some with recipe#139022, because my Mom sometimes sandwiched our tea cakes with homemade chocolate frosting, and what she calls "sweet milk and sugar frosting." Thanks for posting a delicious, easy recipe that I will make often!
These are great& easy to make. I've never used vanilla, butter, & nut flavoring but bought some just for these. I used butter flavor Crisco instead of butter. On the last few cookies, I made small balls with the palms of my hands and slightly flattend them on the cookie sheet. These made prettier cookies than the ones that were just dropped. I iced them with recipe#16017. These were just what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing the recipe.