Swedish Tea Cakes

"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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20 tea cakes


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


  • Preheat your oven to 325 F.
  • Cream margarine and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add egg yolk and beat well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fill each dent with 1 tsp jam - if storing, store without jam and just fill the dents before serving.

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  1. 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!!!
  2. 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.


<p>Picture taken just for Zaar - mmmm milkshake...</p> <p>I'm a brand new single mommy to my tiny perfect human, so thank you to everyone who takes the time to make and review my recipes - I try to send a zmail to each of you, but baby girl has a different idea.</p> <p>I'm a good ol' prairie girl from Canada with one side of the family being Ukrainian/Slovakian and the other side is German/Russian. In other words, when we cook we take carbs, cover them in more carbs, fry'em and serve it smothered in onions and cream.&nbsp;<br />No pro chefs in my family, just grandmas and aunts and cousins and a mom that had me pinching perogies and stuffing strudel before I could form a complete sentence. <br />The most dreaded / laughed at phrase I say is, So last night, I invented this thing for supper... - I would probably publish more recipes if I actually remembered everything I put in or had an idea of how much I added!!</p>
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