Saturday, July 21, 2012

Southern Tea Cakes

Today, I'm sharing a Southern Tea Cake recipe with y'all .... If I had to compare it to something, I'd tell you they are like sugar cookies, but not as sweet and more "cake-like", but not really a cake. (Do I have you confused enough yet?!) They are great with afternoon tea or a cup of coffee. If you prefer them a little sweeter, you can mix up an easy glaze and dip them - but I like 'em just plain ol' regular. ;) 








Southern Tea Cakes
Printable recipe
Yields: approximately 45 cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. buttermilk
Sugar

Beat butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add 1-1/4 cups sugar and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Add eggs; beat well.

Stir together flour, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to beaten mixture alternately with buttermilk. 

Drop by rounded teaspoons onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake in a 350° oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges.

Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.


I hope you enjoy!


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33 comments:

  1. These look like the kind of cookies I could eat all day :)

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  2. I'm all in for a buttery, sugary treat with some tea! A perfect afternoon snack. Thanks for the recipe. Found you through Cherrios & Lattes. Hope you'll stop over for a visit at Quirky Vistas some time!
    Liz

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  3. Congrats on your awesome blog award. I have also never heard of these cookies... hopefully I will get to try them soon. :) Have a good weekend!

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  4. Jamie, these look and sounds super! I will be "bookmarking" this one among other recipes you've posted! I love a "tea time" cookie!

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  5. Yummy! I'm all about glaze--or frosting.

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  6. You have so many good recipes on your blog! I love it. I am so glad I found you. Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Mondays!
    Julie

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  7. These are lovely cookies.... I feel the need for tea!

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  8. These look beautiful. I have a blog hop on Wednesdays, and would love you to link up tomorrow.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  9. I love a cake like cookie, that is not "lock jaw" sweet :)
    JoAnn
    New Follower
    sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

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  10. Thank you for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo. These cookies/cakes look so simple and perfect. Seems dangerous that the ingredient list is so readily available!

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  11. These sound great!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It's a new linky party starting today. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi
    http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/07/tasty-thursdays-1.html

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  12. Saw these on Mix it Up Monday. My grandmother used to make these when I was a little girl. I am anew follower. Patsy

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  13. Hi Jamie,
    Like Patsy, my Grandmother made these wonderful Tea Cakes when I was a young girl. They are a wonderful cookie and brings back so many wonderful memories for me. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  14. These sound delicious. I love tea cakes! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  15. These would go good with a cup of tea. thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Newest follower also. marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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  16. YUM! I'm a huge tea drinker, and these could become a regular thing for me :)

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  17. These look great! Thank you for sharing on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll join us again this week with some more great ideas!
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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  18. Funny, I was wondering what a Southern Tea Cake tastes like and it's like you were reading my mind. I like cookies like this. My Italian Nana made a lot of cookies that are more "cake like" or for dipping in coffee. Sounds similar. Think I'll try them!

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  19. I know this recipe says tea cakes but they would be perfect for coffee too!

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  20. Thanks again sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to come back on Sunday to VOTE!

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  21. Those sound SO good! I love a cakey cookie. :)

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  22. These look delicious. Any excuse to sit and have a cup of tea and a cookie is good by me. Thanks for sharing on tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  23. Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!!
    Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  24. I like these!!! Yum. Who doesn't love a nice cookie with their tea? :) Thanks for linking to Foodtastic Friday!

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  25. How do you manage to do so much in a week? Your Text Here
    Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend!

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  26. These look delicious! And they are super cute too! Love the picture :) I would love if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party! Hope to see you there! Thanks for sharing :) http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-4/

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  27. I made these this morning and they're absolutely delicious! Thank your for sharing the recipe.

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