Aunt Evelyn’s Virginia Tea Cakes


Virginia Tea Cakes

Virginia Tea Cakes

Helen Reporting,

This handwritten recipe also has, as a subtitle, (Tea cakes / Aunt Mary Campbell). Not sure who she was but if she had a hand in these cookies, her distant descendants are grateful. We know these cookies come from Virginia and the relatives there raved over them. They are delicious, faintly sophisticated, perhaps British. The perfect thing to keep on hand in case company drops by.

This is a deceptively simple recipe. I made it several times and settled on the proportions in the parentheses below:

assignment helps submit essays check plagiarism a-g college requirements see nazi propaganda essay case studies in abnormal psychology online order viagra viagra romeo and juliet flaw essay how much is viagra or cialis source most important person essay cheapest generic viagra prices online viagra for cheap on line source link influential person college essayВ source url book reports writers click here levitra due west how to change a folder name on ipad go site write analysis essay someone write my paper correct heading for a cover letter INGREDIENTS:

1 cup butter

2 eggs

2 cups light brown sugar

3 to 5 cups flour (3 1/2 cups)

2 to 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (2 teaspoons)

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon allspice


  1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time.
  3. Add baking powder and spices.
  4. Add flour until stiff.
  5. (Roll into 1 inch balls—these should be small—and put on a lightly greased cookie sheet.)
  6. Oven—450°—about ten minutes


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *