From: Pearlene Baptiste
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
A sprinkle of nutmeg
1 1/2+ teaspoons baking powder
1/2- teaspoons baking soda
4 cups of flour; 1 cup at a time
Mix, adding more flour if needed
Drop by tablespoons onto greased cookie
Bake at 350 to desired crispness
Family Note: When Momee' could no longer cook, Murphy
realized he would no longer have tea cakes to take to work on the train.
I took over making tea cakes for him, using this recipe
but I was dropping them with a teaspoon.
Murphy began to complain because his tea cakes were too small.
He said that his best friend's wife made tea cakes
"as big as dinner plates."
I started dropping them with a tablespoon and
his reputation on the train was restored. --Khaki