Nee Nee's Old Timey Tea Cakes

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Sherrybeth

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.

Top Review by ColCadsMom

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!

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.

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