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Nana's Tea Cakes

Nana's Tea Cakes

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Jennifer Galvan

These sugar cookies are very soft and fluffy for those of us who like them chewy, not hard or crisp. Try substituting strawberry flavoring for the vanilla!

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  • Calories:
  • 207 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.1g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 20 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour and baking powder, stir into the mixture alternately with the milk. Drop dough by spoonfuls or roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut with cookie cutters into desired shapes. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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these cookies where wonderfull. My mother loved them. She wasn't feeling well so i baked them myself. I'm only 13 and i love to cook. Everyone likes these cookies. They are so light and flakey. Who ever gave u this recipe really knows how to cook. Thank u for sharing it with us. ~~Miranda~~


Exactly what I was looking for in a sugar cookie, soft, fluffy, easy and most of all tasty! Not too sweet, perfect for tea/coffee.


Nana's tea cakes