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Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

Servings: Makes approximately 3 dozen
Mother got this recipe from her great Aunt, and I have used it every year for the last 5 years.

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
4 cups self-rising flour
1/2 tsp. vanilla flavoring or extract
Pinch of nutmeg

Mix eggs and sugar together, stiring with a spoon. Add milk and blend in butter or margarine. Add self-rising flour, vanilla flavoring and nutmeg. Blend together and stir until dough is stiff. Place dough on floured board and knead until stiff enough to roll out (to 1/8-1/4-inch thickness) with a rolling pin. Cut with a 2-inch round cookie cuter. (I Personally use a cookie press to make different designs). Grease a cookie sheet with oil or butter and bake at 350 degrees F (180 C) for 8-10 minutes or until edges turn light brown.

Makes approximately 3 dozen tea cakes.

Source: My Mother Ruby Taylor's Collection
Submitted By: Wesley Taylor
Date: November 17, 2003