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Dropped Tea Cakes

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Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • 2 Sticks butter; softened
  • 2 1/4 c Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 4 1/2 c All-purpose flour
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 1 ts Ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 c Buttermilk
  • 2 ts Vanilla extract


Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an
electric mixer. Add eggs, beating well. Combine flour, baking powder, soda
and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, mixing
well. Stir in vanilla. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie
sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool. Yields 6 dozen. Margaret Kennard, Starkville, MS.

NOTE: Original recipe called for 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1 teaspoon



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