Drop Tea Cakes

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  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Sifted powdered sugar


  1. Combine butter and oil in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well. Add eggs, beating well. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture, stirring well.
  3. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 325° for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks. Roll in powdered sugar.
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