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Advent Day Twenty-One

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Wednesday Morning, My Lovelies!  From all the shots and antibiotics yesterday (and this morning) I'm feeling much better, but not quite good enough to bake!

But I would like to share a special cookie with you today.  It's Lottie Moon's original tea cake recipe she shared with the children in China while she was in the mission field.

You may see my full post all about Lottie Moon HERE.

This is her recipe, both original and adapted:

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
½ cup butter
1 heaping cup of sugar
1 well-beaten egg
1 tablespoon 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 nonstick cookie sheet. Bake at 475 degrees for about 5 minutes.  *Let stand on cookie sheet for five minutes before placing on cooling rack.*

Note:  I added Sparkling Sugar before baking.

Luke 2:1-14

2:1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.

2:2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.

2:3 All went to their own towns to be registered.

2:4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David.

2:5 He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child.

2:6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child.

2:7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

2:8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.

2:9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

2:10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see--I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people:

2:11 to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.

2:12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger."

2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,

2:14 "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!"

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Glad you are feeling better RJ. These cookies sound so tasty, and the scripture is so moving to me, every time I read it or hear it!. Off to read the post from Lottie Moon. have a good day. Some of our family coming tomorrow and I can hardly wait! Merry Christmas sweet friend. Blessings to you and yours.................

  2. Nice bikkies just saying, glad you are feeling better if not 100% yet

  3. I hope you feel even better today!

  4. What a beautifully simple little cookie! So glad you're on the mend!


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