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December 24, 2010

Family Recipe Friday – Teacakes

Filed under: family history,Hathorn,Hathorn family recipes — by tmailhes @ 4:29 pm
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My grandmother and two aunts made teacakes all the time. They didn’t eat cookies or have other desserts in the house besides homemade ice cream. I don’t think my mom ever made them, but she had a recipe in her cookbook.

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

There were no directions included with the ingredients, but here is my best shot. Mix the dry ingredients and then the wet ingredients. Kneed the mixture and roll into balls on a greased cookie sheet. Cook for about 15 minutes on low heat.
The result is large cookie that is more spicy than sweet. I may give this a try on one of my more adventurous cooking days.

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