Old-Fashioned Tea Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min./batch
- 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.
Editor's NoteAs a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 128 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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Aug 3, 2019
This cookie recipe did not turn out for me. I tried it two different times. I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 because it might have been partially my fault for just pouring the flour in. If I were to make them again, I would put a little flour in at a time. It definitely did not seem to need 2.5 cups of flour!
Aug 31, 2016
These cookies are amazing! I made them with my best friend and we are terrible at baking but the cookies turned out great. We dipped them in tea and they were very sweet!
Dec 2, 2015
it's a keeper! I confess I added 1 tsp orange extract, and 3 Tbl chocolate jimmies to the dough for a bit of variety. Bake till the edges begin to brown. I also dipped my fingers in sugar before pressing the dough down. I must have made mine smaller because I got 36 cookies, which were a good size for us.
Mar 26, 2014
No frills. Just a good, simple tea cookie.
Nov 10, 2013
Made these cookies today, very good and easy, going to freeze some , for my Christmas Tea Party.
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. ;)
Mar 13, 2012
Great for "tea parties" with the little girls!