Old Timey Tea Cakes

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




  • Cream margarine and sugar together well.
  • Add eggs; cream well.
  • Sift all dry ingredients together.
  • Stir in dry ingredients and vanilla extract.
  • Mix well.
  • Drop by teaspoons.
  • onto a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375 degrees until done.
  • Remove from cookie sheet.
  • Cool then store in a tin or airtight container.

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  1. 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!
  2. These are so good. My boys loved them!
  3. I haven't made this yet, but I plan to. Sugar is treated as a liquid. I learned that watching Alton Brown!
  4. I think the directions in this recipe could be a bit clearer. For example, first you are directed to mix all dry ingredients (which I thought included sugar), then you are instructed to cream together margarine and sugar - not possible if you followed first direction. I also think a general cooking time should be included. Mine took 6-8 minutes per batch. I have been trying to eat healthier these days, so I tried substituting whole wheat flour for the regular. Well, this was great for me. But thinking I'd pull one over on the kids I decided to add orange and black sprinkles and give these out as Halloween treats. My thinking was that after a night of collecting all of the sugar our town has to offer, a little whole wheat may do the kids some good. Well, as I said, the end result was great for me, I can't wait to have a cup of coffee with them in the morning. But I think the kids will smell the healthier change a mile away - it is quite obvious unfortunately. But overall, a nice recipe.
  5. Just like my mama used to make!


Hi, I live in the Ozark mountains in north central Arkansas. I'm married to Jerry for 27 years now and he had our two kids when we married. I didn't have any so he gave me his and I was happy to get them!8-) We have two other boys, JJ and Andy who are a daschund and a maltese respectively. JJ left us to go to doggy heaven in 2004. Now we have another Maltese and her name is Keisha. I usually call her "Keter-bug". I worked with developmentally delayed individuals in a state Human Development Center for 12 years and wouldn't change it for anything else. My favorite cookbook would have to be Joy of Cooking because it's like a Cook's Bible...if you can't find something anywhere else you will find it in there. I don't use it all the time but if I have a question it's the first place I turn. The one I use the most is a Louisiana Junior League cookbook called "Cotton Country Cooking". It has everyday food in it that is what we like to eat the most. I've cooked just about anything I can think of from lobster to raccoon. We even cooked turtle. The thing that I really get peeved about is when people try to be someone they aren't. If you are just yourself you'll come a lot nearer to being who you want to be which is probably accepted and liked by all. I'd like to go to Europe if I had a month off. I've always wanted to go to France because that's where one side of my ancestors are from, England and Wales since that is where the other side originates and then Scotland where even others are from. I think everyone should know their heritage.
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