Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

"My Nanny’s old fashioned tea cakes are part of every food memory from my childhood. Like sweet biscuits, they are a little like cake, a little like cookies. My grandparents were children of The Depression. They had a special gift for making special things from simple ingredients. Making sure something hot was on the table was part of southern etiquette. There was never a time that we arrived that there were not hot biscuits or tea cakes fresh from the oven. It was ingrained in their nature to share what they had. I have so many memories of sitting at my Nanny’s table and eating these tea cakes. Every one of those memories is special to me. I wish I could go back to that time in her kitchen and spend more time learning from her and a little less time avoiding chores. I also wish I could have known how special these little treats were as I was eating them – but that is not the nature of childhood. "

Makes24 tea cakes

Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time8 min

Cooking MethodOven

Cooking Vessel Sizecookie sheet

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