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I was craving my Mom's tea cakes, but don't have her recipe (yet!). I chose this one because it is a drop recipe, and I've not yet mastered the technique of rolling and cutting like my Mom. These tasted almost exactly like her recipe, but because they were dropped had a much softer texture. They were truly delicious! I did top some with Nutella Filling for Cookies, because my Mom sometimes sandwiched our tea cakes with homemade chocolate frosting, and what she calls "sweet milk and sugar frosting." Thanks for posting a delicious, easy recipe that I will make often!
These are great& easy to make. I've never used vanilla, butter, & nut flavoring but bought some just for these. I used butter flavor Crisco instead of butter. On the last few cookies, I made small balls with the palms of my hands and slightly flattend them on the cookie sheet. These made prettier cookies than the ones that were just dropped. I iced them with Regular White Icing (Add Butter to Make Buttercream Icing). These were just what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing the recipe.