How to make it

  • Tea Cakes
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  • Cream sugar, butter, and shortening together very well.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time; then add milk.
  • Sift together flour and baking powder; add in two parts, mixing well. Add vanilla and mix well.
  • Chill dough for two hours.
  • On floured board, and with stockinette cover on rolling pin, roll to 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut with cookie cutters.
  • Place cookies on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F. for 10-15 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown.
  • Remove to cooling racks and when completely cool, frost with:
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  • Tea Cake Icing
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  • Mix all ingredients in mixer except for paste food colors.
  • When icing can be easily spread with a knife, transfer to small bowls or teacups, dividing evenly.
  • Be sure to leave some plain white icing for accent purposes.
  • Color rest of icing with paste food colors in the desired amounts/hues, stirring with toothpick.
  • Also, it's good to have on hand the following:
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  • Tiny nonpareils
  • cinnamon red-hots
  • melted semisweet chocolate for veins, bark, teddy bear fur, etc.
  • mini chocolate chips for eyes, etc.
  • colored sugars
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  • These are used for additional decoration for the tea cakes. When iced,
  • store tea cakes between pieces of waxed paper in tightly covered
  • containers.
  • YIELD: 5-6 dozen, depending upon size cut.

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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    remember the tea cakes well luved them will make soon thanks high5
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