Old-Fashioned Teacakes

  • Yield 16 servings

"This recipe was my mother's favorite. I have baked dozens and dozens for family, friends, as gifts, and for fund-raisers in my church. When members of the congregation know that I will have the next fellowship Sunday, they know my teacakes will head the list of goodies."


1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
2 eggs (beaten)
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla unsalted butter or margarine (melted)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Add beaten eggs. Beat well.
  3. Combine and sift flour, soda, and baking powder. Fold into batter. Add vanilla.
  4. Chill dough for 30 minutes. Roll out dough on floured (combine 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 cup flour) board to your desired thickness, cut out, and place on cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until done.
  6. As soon as cakes are removed from oven, immediately brush with unsalted butter, and cool. If spices are preferred, omit vanilla and add 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg to dry ingredients.

Mary Joyce Fontenot, Liberty, Texas



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