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old fashioned tea cakes

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Recipe by
Janis McRae
Central, LA

My Dad loved tea cakes. They were his favorite cookie. This recipe is from his Gramma Sarah. Unfortunately she died before I was born, but I heard wonderful stories of her from my Grampa Joe and my Dad, aunts and uncles.

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Ingredients For old fashioned tea cakes

  • 1/4 lb
    butter (1 stick)
  • 1 c
  • 2
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 3 c
    flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp

How To Make old fashioned tea cakes

  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, adding sugar gradually. Mix thoroughly. Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Stir in vanilla. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to the butter mixture. Knead thoroughly. Chill dough. Roll out on a floured board unti thin. Cut out cookies. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool thoroughtly before storing.

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