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Tea cakes and biscuits are favorites to accompany tea, coffee or a tall glass of cold milk. Not exactly a cake, and not exactly a cookie, the traditional Southern sweet is a baking classic.

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By kayjayjohnson

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (132 Votes)
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Servings 1
Cooking time 100

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 teaspoons maraschino cherry liquid
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 or 4 drops red food color
  • 2 1/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup drained maraschino cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white vanilla baking chips

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1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat powdered sugar, butter, cherry liquid, almond extract and food color wit...

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Your tastebuds haven’t lived… until now

  • BISCUITS:
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk, cold
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons of butter (cold or frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces blueberries, fresh or dried
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
4.3/5 (173 Votes)

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Heat oven to 350°F

  • 1/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter
  • 1/2 cup Smucker's® Caramel Flavored Topping
  • 1/4 cup packed Domino® or C&H® Dark Brown Sugar
  • 6 cups sliced peeled Granny Smith apples (about 4 medium)
  • 1/2 cup Fisher® Chef's Naturals® Chopped Pecans
  • 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Flaky Layers Butter Tastin'® refrigerated biscuits (8 biscuits)
4.5/5 (44 Votes)

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I make these for Christmas

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • powdered sugar to roll cookies in
4.4/5 (63 Votes)

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Preheat oven to 375°. Grease and flour a 9″ square pan and set aside

  • for the cake:
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened (not melted)
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 2 c. blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • for the crumb topping:
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature
4.6/5 (27 Votes)

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Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti are so easy to make and go very fast in my home

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
4.9/5 (8 Votes)

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Buttery, soft ‘n chewy Butter Pecan Cookies exploding with toasted pecans and brown sugar flavor

  • 1 1/2 cups Diamond of California pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature preferred
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, for rolling, optional
  • sea salt, for sprinkling, optional
4.6/5 (26 Votes)

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These delicious almond-apricot cookies are best served with a cup of tea and make a great additions to any festive ...

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
4.7/5 (18 Votes)

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These tea cake cookies are just like the ones your grandma made! Easy peasy recipe using just a few basic ingredie...

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened, 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk
4.6/5 (20 Votes)

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These super easy Gooey Butter Cookies are made using a box of yellow cake mix and serve a crowd of sweet-toothed fr...

  • 1 yellow cake box mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • powdered sugar, to sift on top, optional
4.5/5 (22 Votes)

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These coconut-lime butter cookies have a light and sweet yet tart flavor that's so unique! Refreshing for any time ...

  • COOKIES:
  • 4 sticks (1-pound) salted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice (or 1 tablespoon of each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • ICING:
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, plus more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons cream of coconut
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest, plus extra for decorating
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest, plus extra for decorating
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • dash of salt
  • 1 large egg white
  • juice of 1 lemon, plus more if needed
  • juice of 1 lime, plus more if needed
4.3/5 (3 Votes)

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