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    Swedish Tea Cakes

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    Cadillacgirl's Note:

    From "Company's Coming: Most Loved Treats" cookbook. As any Canadian knows, all Company's Coming cookbooks ROCK! Posted for ZWT #6...

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    Serves: 20


    tea cakes

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1/2 cup margarine (not tub margarine!) or 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 1 large egg yolk
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1 large egg white, fork beaten
    • 2/3 cup nuts, finely chopped (your favourite)
    • 6 tablespoons red jam (your favourite flavour)


    1. 1
      Preheat your oven to 325 F.
    2. 2
      Cream margarine and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add egg yolk and beat well.
    3. 3
      Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Add to margarine mixture, stirring until stiff dough forms. Roll dough into balls, using 2 tsp for each.
    4. 4
      Dip balls into egg white, then roll in nuts. Arrange balls, about 2 inches apart, ona greased cookie sheet. Dent each one with your thumb.
    5. 5
      Bake for 5 minutes, then remove from oven and press dents again. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until golden. Let stand on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before moving to wire racks.
    6. 6
      Fill each dent with 1 tsp jam - if storing, store without jam and just fill the dents before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 31, 2012


      Fantastic cookies!!! Every Christmas my Mom made a similar type of cookie, thumbprint cookies, which I now make and these are as good, if not better. I looked up our recipe and it is the same except for it uses part shortening and part butter. Using my cookie scoop, it made about 20 cookies. This recipe made as a "Thank You" to my dear PAC Mom!!!

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    • on June 05, 2010


      Hi there, these are really nice cookies. I used butter rather than marg, and coconut to roll them in, I didn't have any red jam so I used yellow, and I think they look kind of pretty. They are a very crispy cookie, very short, and you don't want just one you want more. I could of been really greedy but I resisted after the three you see on the plate. Thank you for posting. Made for ZWT#6 2010.

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    Nutritional Facts for Swedish Tea Cakes

    Serving Size: 1 (27 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 100.9
    Calories from Fat 44
    Total Fat 4.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 9.2 mg
    Sodium 86.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 5.8 g
    Protein 1.8 g

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