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Five-Star Molasses Tea Cakes

Five-Star Molasses Tea Cakes

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

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30 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time


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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.)

  4. STEP 4

    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.

  5. STEP 5

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

  6. STEP 6

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

Tip #1

If desired, drizzle cakes with melted chocolate.

Nutrition (1 serving)

160 Calories
6 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
130 Sodium (mg)
24 Carbohydrates (g)
<1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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