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The Invention of Wings Book Club Questions and Recipe Tea Cakes

The Invention of Wings Southern Tea Cakes

Simple, buttery cookie recipe with a spicy nutmeg warmth. Served with hot tea, they are the perfect toast to the friendship found in The Invention of Wings. If you're looking for food ideas for The Invention of Wings, look no further!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 66 kcal


  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste


  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg in a bowl. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy and smooth with a mixer.
  • Next, mix the egg and vanilla into the sugar mix.
  • Slowly, mix the flour mix into the wet ingredients until well incorporated.
  • Knead the dough into a smooth ball and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • On a floured surface, roll the dough to a thickness of a quarter inch.
  • Using a 2 inch cookie cutter, cut the dough into cookies.
  • Bake on a lined or greased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes at 325 degrees.


*Will make 3 dozen cookies.
**If you do not like the taste of nutmeg, it can be eliminated altogether.
***Cookies will be slightly crisp on the outside and soft in the center. If they brown, they will likely be too hard.
Keyword Cookie