This is a really good tea cake that is easy to make.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Mix shortening and sugar well. Add eggs. Mix dry ingredients together and add to shortening mixture until dough is stiff and doesn't seem sticky (you may not need to add all of the flour).

  • Roll out on a floured board. Cut into shapes. Decorate with sprinkles or colored sugar. Re-roll trimmings and cut into shapes until all of the dough has been used.

  • Bake on lightly greased cookie sheets for 8 to 9 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

167.9 calories; 2.7 g protein; 28.4 g carbohydrates; 15.5 mg cholesterol; 107.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
I didn't like this recipe. My grandmother's version was fluffy and sweet! Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/01/2004
Would probably be a good recipe if all the ingrediants were listed. You can not make this tea cake without adding milk. Read More
(39)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
I didn't like this recipe. My grandmother's version was fluffy and sweet! Read More
(13)
Rating: 1 stars
02/01/2004
Would probably be a good recipe if all the ingrediants were listed. You can not make this tea cake without adding milk. Read More
(39)
Rating: 2 stars
12/24/2009
Sorry to rate so low but you left milk out of your recipe... if you add 2 tablespoons of milk to this recipe use 1 stick of butter instead of shortening and 1 teaspoon of baking powder instead of baking soda it's a great recipe. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
I didn't like this recipe. My grandmother's version was fluffy and sweet! Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2008
This recipe turned out pretty good. I topped mines with chocolate frosting which gave it a delicious add on to what your recipe already perfected. I had a little trouble with the dough so i had to add more butter and an egg. but overall this was a good recipe. Thank You. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2016
i MADE THESE FOR MY BROTHER WHOM LOVES TEACAKES THESE WAS EASY I JUST PUT IT IN THE PAN AND BAKED THEN I JUST CUT THEM IN SQUARES Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2018
Did not make any changes and found them almost as good as my Grandmothers. Will definitely make them again Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2016
I made these tea cakes but I added nutmeg and cinnamon to taste and they came out great... Read More