Plain Tea Cake

(As made by Lottie Moon)


Three teacups of sugar

One teacup of butter

One teacup of sour milk

Four pints flour

Three eggs, well beaten

Half a teaspoon of soda

Flavor to taste, roll thin, bake in a quick oven.


Adapted recipe:

2 cups flour

cup butter

1 heaping cup of sugar

1 well-beaten egg

1 T cream


Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and mix well. Add the flour and cream. Dust a board with flour. Roll the dough very thin. Cut cookies with a round cookie cutter. Place on a buttered or non-stick cookie sheet. Bake at 475 degrees for about 5 min.