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While the name of this sweet treat implies it is a cake, these buttery tea cakes are light and golden cookies made with vanilla and butter. They are the perfect pairing to serve alongside a warm cup of tea or at any bridal or baby shower.

Prep time
Bake/Cook time
0:10 to 0:12
100 cookies
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Tea Cakes
Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
Prep time :
Bake/Cook time :
0:10 to 0:12
Yield :
100 cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, soft at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour*

*Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add eggs one at a time waiting for previous egg to be fully incorporated into mixture. Add vanilla and mix slightly.
  4. Sift baking powder and baking soda with flour.  Add to creamed mixture and mix until just combined.
  5. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or spray with baking spray. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
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