Prep 2 hrs
Cook 15 mins
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.)
- 1 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1⁄2 granulated sugar
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- Combine the powdered sugar, granulated sugar, margarine, oil, eggs and vanilla.
- Cream well.
- Add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cream of tartar.
- Mix well.
- Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll in small walnut-sized balls.
- Place on a cookie sheet.
- Bake at 300-325 degrees for 10-15 minutes, depending on your oven and how crisp you like them.
- Baking for approx.
- 10 minutes will yield a softer cookie, as they get crisper the longer they bake.
I have been trying for years to duplicate a tea cake recipe from a local restaurant and THIS is the recipe. DELICIOUS!
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. :-)
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!