Ingredients

How to make it

  • Cream shortening and sugar.
  • Add slightly beaten eggs, whole milk, vanilla, and nutmeg; stir well.
  • Mix buttermilk with soda and then add to the mixture.
  • Mix in enough flour to make a soft dough.
  • Roll thin, cut into strips, lengthwise, then across, to make squares and rectangles.
  • Place on greased pans and bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Yield 10 to 12 dozen cookies

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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    My mother n law use to make tea cakes and she would put chocolate on half of them for the kids. We all loved them. I worked a lot back then so I never got her recipe for theese. Thanks!
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  • ambus 6 years ago
    Sounds wonderful!
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    I just made these and they turned out wonderful..The taste is perfect and they will taste nice with tea.
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    You saved my life!! I need to make 60 cookies for a ladies tea I was invited to! Now I have the perfect recipe from the perfect friend;0)..Thanks so much Zena..Im printing it off right now! Michelle
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    I love nutmeg taste in baking...
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    " It was excellent "
    organicmama ate it and said...
    Now I need to find someone to share all these with. They sound wonderful, thanks.
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  • dixiejet 6 years ago
    AWESOME,girl !!!!
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  • krumkake 6 years ago
    Wow, that's what I call a big batch - perfect for this time of year when I want lots of extras for giving as gifts. These sound fantastic...thank you!
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  • annieamie 6 years ago
    Now these just sound really yummy. Thanks so much!
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    " It was excellent "
    gingerlea ate it and said...
    I love tea cakes!!!!!!
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