These tea cake cookies are great for letting children frost them because they don't crumble easily.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream together eggs, butter, sugar and baking powder. Stir in the flour. Dough will be stiff.

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  • Shape in walnut sized balls and flatten with the bottom of a glass.

  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8 minutes. If you brown them, you've overbaked them. These may also be rolled out and cut with cookie cutters.

Nutrition Facts

359 calories; 5.7 g protein; 54.2 g carbohydrates; 41.3 mg cholesterol; 70.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2010
I made these and MAN were they good. Yes please cook these for 8 to 10 min. I put cream cheese frosting on some of them and my family went wild. Basic recipe and so easy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/16/2013
I did not care for this recipe. it makes too big of a batch too. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2010
I made these and MAN were they good. Yes please cook these for 8 to 10 min. I put cream cheese frosting on some of them and my family went wild. Basic recipe and so easy. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2010
I made these and MAN were they good. Yes please cook these for 8 to 10 min. I put cream cheese frosting on some of them and my family went wild. Basic recipe and so easy. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2007
Thanks for posting this. This is a cookie my grandmother made back when we ate the dough before she could cook it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2006
Thanks for sharing your recipe. It reminds me of the old days back to the basic. Good Job! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2010
Love it each bit! We made these cookies today for Christmas and they where great! Everyone loved them. I went bold and added 1 cup of blueberries and I must admit the flavor remains or it even becomes more noticeable. Really good recipe! Thanks so much for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2013
If I hadn't been able to taste the shortening these would have been 5 star. They come together easily bake quickly and are easy to frost or glaze. So I would make them again but with real butter. Thanks Susan! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2012
This recipe is wonderful! I love the flavor of almond extract so I added a teaspoon to the batch & everyone love them!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/16/2013
I did not care for this recipe. it makes too big of a batch too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2013
These are perfect with icing on them. Read More
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