Monday, September 7, 2009

Tea Cakes

  • 1 cup margarine (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 5 cups bleached flour (sifted)
You will also need: wax paper, 3 1/2 inch diameter cookie cutter or glass, rolling pin, flour for rolling out dough, and sugar to sprinkle on top of cookies.

First, combine the margarine and sugar into a large bowl.

Add eggs and vanilla, mix.

Next, add salt, baking soda, and nutmeg. Mix together.

Add 1 cup of buttermilk and sift 5 cups of flour into sugar mixture.

For best results, chill the dough before you roll it out. I stuck mine in the freezer for a few minutes.
Preheat oven to 375.

Roll out dough half inch think and cut 3 1/2 inch diameter circles. Sprinkle sugar on top and bake for 10-12 minutes.
When they come out, they should be fluffy. These are so delicious, I can't stand it!!!!
My hubby loves chocolate, so he convinced me to add some chocolate chips to a few. They were okay. They tasted like a chocolate chip muffin, instead of a chocolate chip cookie. The real deal are the BEST!
Finished product! Enjoy!!!!


Juggling Thoughts said...

As a new wife, I know I need to learn how to cook, I'm so bad at it! Thanks for this great site ;) I can bake, but cooking is another story!

PS - how did you make your very own background?? It's fantastic!

Juggling Thoughts said...

I use digital scrapbooking kits, and I hope to start making my own kits soon. I bought photoshop so I can make makeover blogs, but want to soon start selling kits as well :)

Very cool, lady! Hope your weekend was fantastic!