My husband’s great grandmother passed down this recipe to her daughter, who then passed it down to her granddaughter in law, who is now passing it along to all of you! These tasty cookies are called tea cakes, likely because they are a good complement to a tea party, perhaps? However I’m more of a fan of a stack of these with a cup of fresh coffee.
It has been almost four years since my husband’s folk enfolded me into their family, and so during our 1 year of engagement and 3 of marriage, every birthday I have received a box of magically unbroken cookies shipped to my home from his (and now my) grandmother. These tasty white cookies are super thin and lightly sweet, the perfect end to every meal, as well as a few snacks in between.
This recipe made my husband’s great grandmother known throughout their farming community in Mississippi as the lady who would always have a cookie ready for any visiting children. Those kindnesses lived on as people will still remember her generosity and beg for the recipe a lifetime later. So, why not make up a batch this holiday season to share with friends and start your own tradition of sharing a simple kindness?