Old Timey Tea Cakes

READY IN: 22mins
Recipe by Nancy Sneed

This is like a soft, delicious sugar cookie I'm sure you'll enjoy!

Top Review by IshnianQueen

I agree with one of the reviewer's critiques about the directions needing to be swapped in order, BUT the cookies are just so dang tasty that I can't take away a star. I'm super picky about my sugar cookies and usually get disappointed, but the first time I made these (over 10 years ago for bribery during a high school English presentation) they set a standard that has been difficult to match since. I just made them again for the first time in too long and was delighted with the results - soft, fluffy, and sweet. Add to that easy and fairly quick? Yes please!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream margarine and sugar together well.
  2. Add eggs; cream well.
  3. Sift all dry ingredients together.
  4. Stir in dry ingredients and vanilla extract.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Drop by teaspoons.
  7. onto a greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees until done.
  9. Remove from cookie sheet.
  10. Cool then store in a tin or airtight container.

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