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trying to recreate grandmother's tea cake/sugar cookie recipe

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My grandmother passed away from Alzheimer's and for years I have been trying to find the missing piece from her well loved tea cake cookies.  She was from the south and I have wondered if she mixed her ingredients using a flour bowl, which would explain why there is no mention of flour in her handwritten recipe:

Here goes:  3 egg yolks beat whites still stiff, 3 cups sugar, 3 ??baking powder, 1 tsp. salt, 1 c.crisco, 1 c. milk.  This is all I have on a little sheet of pink paper.  I would love to recreate the cookie for my dad, he was her favorite : )

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First off, Ballerinamom, welcome to Cheftalk. Hope you like it here, and become an active member of the community.

 

Anyway, after reading a couple of dozen recipes for tea cake cooking, I'd have to guess that your ingredients need to be mixed with about 4 1/2 cups flour. Most recipes of that nature (that is, the ones not calling for self-rising flour) work off twos: two eggs, 2 cups sugar, etc. And they call for, variously, 2 1/2 to 4 cups of flour.

 

The baking powder in your ingredient list should refer to teaspoons.

 

Let us know how this works out.

They have taken the oath of the brother in blood, in leavened bread and salt. Rudyard Kipling
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