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    McKinley Tea Cakes

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    2 hrs 15 mins

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    15 mins

    Dreamgoddess's Note:

    This recipe is posted in honor of my Grandmother. When I was a little girl, I stayed with her during the day while my Mom worked. We made these Tea Cakes at least once a week. She was the most wonderful cook I've ever known. I hope someday to be as good as she was. (On the servings, I'm only guessing! Prep time includes chilling the dough.)

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    1. 1
      Combine the powdered sugar, granulated sugar, margarine, oil, eggs and vanilla.
    2. 2
      Cream well.
    3. 3
      Add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cream of tartar.
    4. 4
      Mix well.
    5. 5
      Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
    6. 6
      Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll in small walnut-sized balls.
    7. 7
      Place on a cookie sheet.
    8. 8
      Bake at 300-325 degrees for 10-15 minutes, depending on your oven and how crisp you like them.
    9. 9
      Baking for approx.
    10. 10
      10 minutes will yield a softer cookie, as they get crisper the longer they bake.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 20, 2003


      I have been trying for years to duplicate a tea cake recipe from a local restaurant and THIS is the recipe. DELICIOUS!

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    • on November 06, 2002


      We absolutely loved these little tea cakes! So easy to make and they just melt in your mouth. I have made a copy of this recipe and have put it in my "keeper" notebook. How nice of you to honor your Grandmother by sharing her recipe. It makes it even more special. :-)

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    • on September 11, 2003


      Great recipe! Just for fun I flattened each cookie slightly and sprinkled a bit of colored sugar sprinkles on each one. I found that this recipe made a HUGE batch and allowed me to put some away in the freezer for another time. Thanks for sharing this family favourite!

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    Nutritional Facts for McKinley Tea Cakes

    Serving Size: 1 (1307 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 179.8
    Calories from Fat 103
    Total Fat 11.5 g
    Saturated Fat 1.9 g
    Cholesterol 10.3 mg
    Sodium 108.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 4.9 g
    Protein 2.0 g

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    granulated sugar

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