Moravian Tea Cakes

Oxmoor House
about 6 dozen


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1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 tablespoons buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Combine next 4 ingredients; stir well. Add to creamed mixture alternately with flour, beginning and ending with flour. Chill dough for 2 hours.

Roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface to 1/2-inch thickness; cut out with 2 1/2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

Created date

February 2010