Mother's Tea Wagon Cookies English Tea Cakes (or Mother's Tea Wagon Cookies) INGREDIENTS Dough: - 1 cup white sugar - 1 stick butter softened - 2 egg yolks - 1½ cups all-purpose flour - 1 teaspoon baking powder - ¼ teaspoon salt - 1 teaspoon vanilla Meringue: - 2 egg whites - 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar - 1½ cup chopped pecans BAKING INSTRUCTIONS - Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Dough instructions: - Beat egg yolks with a whisk or fork in a small bowl and set aside. - Cream butter and white sugar at medium speed in an electric mixer. - Add vanilla and eggs. Beat until thoroughly mixed. - Hand mix flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl or 2-cup measuring cup. Gradually add these to butter, sugar, egg mixture on the lowest speed until blended. - Spread dough in a greased 9 by 13-inch pan. Grease pan either with butter and flour or cooking spray. Meringue instructions: - Beat egg whites on mixer's highest speed until stiff peaks form. - On the lowest speed, gradually add the dark brown sugar until well mixed. - Spread the meringue on top of the dough. Top with chopped pecans. - Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes. - Cut into squares while hot but leave in the pan to cool.