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Grandma's Tea Cakes

 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.
33 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons milk


  • 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. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.
If Cooking for Two: Cookies can be frozen in heavy-duty freezer bags or other airtight containers.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 150 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 97 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.