Old-Fashioned Tea Cakes

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These old-fashioned tea cakes are simple cookies that were traditionally served as a sweet compliment to tea. Now you can enjoy these delicious treats anytime with any beverage.

Yield:

3 1/2 dozen

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Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon milk

Preparation

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, beating until blended.

Combine flour, baking powder, and nutmeg; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition.

Divide dough in half; cover with plastic wrap, and chill 1 hour.

Roll half of dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a 2 1/4-inch round cutter, and place on greased baking sheets. Repeat procedure with remaining half of dough.

Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. (Cookies will be pale.) Cool on wire racks.

Note:

December 1999
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