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Tea Cake Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Leah Goldsberry
Added: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 cup butter
1 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
2 cups sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Heat the oven to 375F. Grease the cookie sheets with butter. Combine flour, soda, and nutmeg together in a large mixing bowl. Cut in the butter with a fork or pastry blender until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. In a medium bowl, stir together buttermilk, eggs, and sugar. Pour into dry ingredients. Stir well.

Wash hands and lightly coat your fingertips with butter. Shape the dough into 1 inch round bowls. Place the balls on baking sheets. Dip a fork in flour and use it to flatten the balls in a criss/cross pattern like you might do for peanut butter cookies. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes about 50 rations.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
For housewives to make and send as a packages to men in army.
Will really lift their spirits to have a sweet treat.

 

 

 

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