Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

Recipe by gourmetmomma
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READY IN: 20mins
YIELD: 1 batch
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Add egg.
  • Sift flour and baking powder together.
  • Add to first mixture.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Roll on floured board to about 1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutter. (I use powdered sugar to roll out the cookies, it makes life a bit more fun for my kids). If the dough gets a little hard to work with (on the 2nd or 3rd rolling of "scraps"), form a ball and place it (wrapped) into the refrigerator for 10 minutes to let the dough firm back up.
  • Decorate with colored sugar and sprinkles if you want to do so before baking.
  • Bake 7 - 10 minute in oven, preheated to 350 degrees.
  • Allow the cookies to cool slightly before removing to a cooling rack with a flat metal spatula (pancake turner). Cool completely before decorating with icing.
  • I've tripled this recipe without any issue. If you scale up, keep most of the dough in the refrigerator and work a reasonable quantity at a time.
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