Old-Fashioned Tea Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch


4 dozen

Updated: Oct. 22, 2022
These buttery, rich tasting treats help me and the ladies in my card club overcome the dark days of winter. It's nice to end our card parties on a sweet note.—Peggy Tucker, Mantachie, Mississippi
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  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. 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.
  2. Bake until edges are golden brown, 17-20 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 128 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.