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A dish of teacakes beside a teapot.

Mama’s Tea Cakes

  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12-15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 72 cookies 1x


Cookies flavored with Steen’s Syrup for an old fashioned molasses taste.



7  1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

3 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

4 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup sugar

4 teaspoons ground ginger

2 eggs

2 1/2 cups pure cane syrup (molasses may be substituted)

1 cup salted butter, softened


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar, and ginger.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add eggs, butter, and syrup.

Mix together the ingredients with your hands until well blended.

Roll dough in between hands to make 1″ – 1 1/2″ balls then place onto a cookie sheet and flatten with fingers into round disk.

Bake for 12 – 15 minutes.

Remove cookies from cookie sheets and place on cooling rack to cool.


Make balls small or large, according to your preference.

  • Category: Sweets, Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Tea Cakes

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