Swedish Tea Cakes

Recipe by Cadillacgirl
READY IN: 40mins


  • 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.