Nee Nee's Old Timey Tea Cakes

Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add eggs and mix well.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets, or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes until lightly brown.
  6. You can also "roll" this mixture out and use cookie cutters to make shapes.


Most Helpful

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!

ColCadsMom August 25, 2007

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.

Butter&Jam November 30, 2006

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