Tea Cakes Like Our Mama Used To Make

Edna Jernigan
Provided by Loree Jernigan Leslie

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweet milk
  • flour – enough to make a stiff dough for rolling (2 1/2 cups self rising flour, omit baking powder)

Cream butter and sugar. Add well beaten eggs. Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with the milk. Mix in vanilla.

Roll very thin. Cut into desired shapes.

Bake quickly in moderate oven – 350°

Yum Yum Squares

Mrs. Mearle Rabun

Cream 1/2 cup shortening or 1 stick butter.  Add and beat thoroughly:

  • 1 cup sugar, gradually
  • 2 eggs, well beaten

Sift together and add:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Then add 1 tsp vanilla. Spread mixture in oblong pan which has been lined with wax paper, greased and floured. On this, spread topping.

TOPPING:

Mix thoroughly:

  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1 cup brown sugar

After spreading over above mixture, then top with 1 cup chopped nuts sprinkled over top.

Bake 30 – 45 minutes on 325°. Cut in squares while still warm.

Walnut Dreams

Connie Tucker
Rainbow for Girls

1st Part:

Cream:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Add 1 cup cake flour; spread over bottom of 11 x 15″ sheet.

2nd Part:

Mix following together and spread over above:

  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dry shredded coconut
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp flour

After mixing together and spreading over 1st part, bake slowly for 20 min. at 350°. When cool, cut in squares or strips 1 x 3″ long.

Mama’s Tea Cakes

Mrs. Allie N. Aulds

Mrs. Iska N. Waller, PM
Farmerville, La. #207 OES

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  •  2 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 1/2 cups flour

Mix in order given; roll thin. Cut & bake at 350° till light brown. Remove from pan & cool. Store in closed container.

Sugar Cookies

Mrs. Kat W. Daniel
Daingerfield, Tex.

  • 3/4 cup oleo
  • 2 cups sugar

Cream and add 2 eggs

Sift together and add alternately with 1/4 cup milk

  • 4 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Add 1 tsp vanilla or grated lemon rind.

Roll thin & cut with cookie cutters. Sprinkle a little SUGAR on top. Raisins or pecans may be used to top.

Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes. Makes 50

Sugar Cookies

Mrs. Betty Campbell

  • 2/3 cup soft shortening
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Mix till creamy; add dry ingredients alternately with:

  • 4 tsp milk

Sift together and add:

  • 4 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Stir in – 1 cup finely chopped pecans

Chill dough thoroughly. On lightly floured board, roll out 1/2 of dough and cut into desired shapes.

Place 1/2″ apart on lightly greased cookie sheet & bake at 400° for 12 minutes or till delicately brown.

Makes about 6 dozen.

Snickey Doodle

Mrs. Lela Carroll

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Mix in order given; chill dough. Form into marble size balls.

Roll in:

  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Bake at 325°