Almond Tea Cakes Recipe

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Almond Tea Cakes Recipe
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Almond Tea Cakes Recipe

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I keep busy with our baby daughter and helping my dad on his dairy farm. But when I have time-usually in the winter-I love to bake. I make these tea cakes every Christmas. I double the recipe and freeze half for later.
MAKES:
60 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:
60 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoons almond extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • FILLING:
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Milk
  • Sliced almonds

Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs and extract; mix well. Add flour and baking powder (dough will be soft). Chill.
For filling, in a small bowl, stir egg white, sugar, almonds and lemon juice. Remove a portion of the dough at a time from the refrigerator. Place 1-in. balls of dough into miniature muffin cups, pressing slightly into sides and bottom. Place 1/2 teaspoon of filling into each. Cover with quarter-sized circles of dough.
Brush with a little milk and top with an almond. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until golden. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Tea Cakes in Country December/January 1994, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 119 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoons almond extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • FILLING:
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Milk
  • Sliced almonds
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs and extract; mix well. Add flour and baking powder (dough will be soft). Chill.
  2. For filling, in a small bowl, stir egg white, sugar, almonds and lemon juice. Remove a portion of the dough at a time from the refrigerator. Place 1-in. balls of dough into miniature muffin cups, pressing slightly into sides and bottom. Place 1/2 teaspoon of filling into each. Cover with quarter-sized circles of dough.
  3. Brush with a little milk and top with an almond. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until golden. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Tea Cakes in Country December/January 1994, p49

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DarLynn4706 User ID: 6637169 5365
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2012

"I'd just like to ask a question: The instructions for the filling say to STIR the egg white. Shouldn't you beat it into a frothy meringue??"

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nilouve User ID: 5114810 27074
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2011

"I doubled the filing and added a little less than 1/4 tsp of strawberry jam to the bottom of each tart, before filing. Delicious! and so pretty! A keeper."

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monica tn User ID: 5792598 27014
Reviewed May. 2, 2011

"Love this recipe! The filling was very good. Everyone loved them!"

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Lavishlyloved User ID: 4997898 5364
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"These are a family favorite! We make them every year at Christmas ~ it's a tradition & my family would stage an uprising if these cookies were omitted from our celebration."

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