Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Cookie Time

All week I have been wanting something sweet. I love cupcakes, but I knew if I made them I would most likely eat them all. Since basically all I am doing is lounging around, sewing, and blogging I'm sure I'm not burning any calories. Hmmm. What could I make?

Tea cakes! My Mom used to make teacakes on Sunday afternoons when I was a little girl. I loved waking up from my Sunday afternoon nap to some warm tea cakes. Julia isn't feeling well today, so she stayed home from school. She loves tea cakes, too.

Tea cakes are just a basic cookie recipe. Just about every cookbook I have has a tea cake recipe in it. Here's how I made mine.

1 cup of butter
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
2 1/2-3 cups of flour

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Add salt, baking soda, and flour. Get a large spoonful of dough. Roll into a ball. Flatten on cookie sheet. Bake in oven at 350 degrees making sure they don't brown (like the one on the top), but aren't raw in the middle.

I like my teacakes big, as you can see!

Wait a minute...I guess I was wanting something a little sweeter than that. Let's see....

That's better!

Shhhh. Don't tell Ina Garten from "Barefoot Contessa" on the Food Network. Sandra Lee might be okay with it, but I don't think Ina would!

Take care!



  1. Aww that brings back memories, growing up those were the dishes we had.

  2. I love your dishes I have the apple in Franciscan.The Desert Rose was my mothers favorite.I am so glad you are feeling better .
    Best Wishes Brenda:)(another Quilter in Kentucky)

  3. Looks like a perfect sweet treat. Sometimes I find that I want something sweet simply so I can bake something . . . okay, I eat it, too - but the baking is just as important *s*

  4. Oh my gosh, that was too funny! I'm admiring the cookie when *wham* it ended up looking perfect with that bit of white! You have such a sense of humour! If I weren't drinking hot chocolate, to warm up after shovelling wet snow in the rain....I would make those cookies too.

  5. They look so delicious. Such fun stuff to make.


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