Five-Star Molasses Tea Cakes

Five-Star Molasses Tea Cakes

Festive tea cakes will add a special touch to your holiday cookie tray.

30 min. prep time
16 servings
000 Ratings


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup milk
3 tablespoons molasses
Powdered sugar


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in bowl. Add butter; beat at low speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1/3 cup crumb mixture for topping; set aside.

Stir in baking powder and baking soda to remaining crumb mixture. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Add milk and molasses; continue beating just until moistened. (Do not overmix.)

Divide dough into 16 pieces. Shape into 3/4-inch thick moons, stars, circles, etc. Place 2-inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.

Bake 11-14 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Do not overbake.)

Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.

Recipe Tip

If desired, drizzle cakes with melted chocolate.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 160

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 130mg

Carbohydrates: 24g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #9126©1997Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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