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Grandma’s Tea Cakes

When I was a child, these golden cookies were a special treat from my grandmother, who often invited me to tea parties at her house. Now when I make these cookies. I remember those warm special times.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    5-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons milk

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and extract; beat well. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Chill for 1-2 hours. Shape into 1-1/4-in. balls. Place 2-1/2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 11-13 minutes or until lightly browned (do not overbake). Cool 1 minute on pan before removing to a wire rack.
If Cooking for Two: Cookies can be frozen in heavy-duty freezer bags or other airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 150 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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