Grandma's Old Fashioned Tea Cakes Recipe

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Grandma's Old Fashioned Tea Cakes
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  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg


  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; stir into the creamed mixture. Knead dough for a few turnns on a floured board until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1975.16 Kcal (8270 kJ)
Calories from fat 884.78 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 98.31g 151%
Cholesterol 407.71mg 136%
Sodium 977.06mg 41%
Potassium 294.88mg 6%
Total Carbs 248.35g 83%
Sugars 103.25g 413%
Dietary Fiber 5.68g 23%
Protein 25.62g 51%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 38%
Iron 2.8mg 15%
Calcium 82.2mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 434.08 Kcal (1817 kJ)
Calories from fat 194.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.61g 151%
Cholesterol 89.6mg 136%
Sodium 214.73mg 41%
Potassium 64.8mg 6%
Total Carbs 54.58g 83%
Sugars 22.69g 413%
Dietary Fiber 1.25g 23%
Protein 5.63g 51%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 38%
Iron 0.6mg 15%
Calcium 18.1mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 46.9
  • 54

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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