- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2-1/2 cups self-rising flour
- Confectioners' sugar
- In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour. Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly with fingers.
- Bake at 325° for 17-20 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Tea Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 2002, p48
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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014
"No frills. Just a good, simple tea cookie."
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013
"Made these cookies today, very good and easy, going to freeze some , for my Christmas Tea Party."
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013
"These are by far some of the best cookies ever!There is a coupon for $1 off any two boxes of celestial seasonings tea here:http://printablecouponsanddeals.com/2013/10/1-off-any-two-boxes-of-celestial-seasonings-tea.htmlIt would go great with these tea cookies. ;)"
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2012
"Great for "tea parties" with the little girls!"