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Bergamot Tea Cakes

Bergamot Tea Cakes

These light, buttery cookies echo the flavor of Earl Grey Tea. They are quick and easy to make, and perfect served with your favorite cup of tea. Add some icing for an elegant tea party snack!

Yield: About 4 dozen


  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Preparation Instructions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then mix in eggs, oil, and extract.

In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Add to the wet ingredients in 3-4 batches, stirring until well mixed.

Drop by rounded spoonful onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Press down gently with your fingers to slightly flatten each cookie.

Bake for 20 minutes or until just browning around edges.



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