English Tea Cakes

"These unique cookies are baked in muffin cups, giving them a perfectly round shape. I sometimes omit the pecans and decorate the cookies for holidays."
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25 m servings
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Original recipe yields 30 servings

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls into greased miniature muffin cups; flatten slightly. Press a walnut half into the center of each.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

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I found this recipe in the "Taste of Home" magazine a few years ago and it will be forever on my Christmas cookie platter. It's a small bite size buttery cookie that makes the most perfect prese...

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these were not good - i'm not sure if i made them incorrectly, or if they are genuinely not good. whatever the explanation, i was terribly disappointed after reading such positive reviews. i w...

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I found this recipe in the "Taste of Home" magazine a few years ago and it will be forever on my Christmas cookie platter. It's a small bite size buttery cookie that makes the most perfect prese...

I too found this delightful recipe in Taste of Home magazine. I made a batch and took it to work to be tried by my "testers".;) These treats disappeared in no time flat! I've made them for ea...

What a simple recipie! Tried it out last night and the cookies turned out great. I'm always on the lookout for recipies with few ingredients (I'm a bit lazy) and though the recipie is super simp...

Wow, these are delicious. I thought they tasted like shortbread cookies, but my husband said they were more like butter cookies. Either way, they were FANTASTIC! (I didn't use nuts, however.) ...

Man these are great, I added crushed pecans and they were just like pecan sandies.

YUMMY! It wasn't what I was looking for, but very good. I would consider this more like a dense cookie than a cake...was looking for something more light and cake like. I ate this warm with ho...

Ever so buttery, and delicate ! My mother in law is English.I can't wait till I give her my cookie tray this year...DE....LISH..

Really good! I made them just as the recipe stated the first time and they were perfect with afternoon coffee. The next time I made them with crushed pecans... also wonderful! Just now I made th...

wonderful!

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