|Posted by teacakesnthings on February 14, 2013 at 2:50 AM||comments (0)|
Southern Tea Cakes
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 pound (2 vanilla sticks) butter, softened
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl sift flour, baking soda, and baking powder together. Add remaining ingredients and blend well. Dough should be soft. Roll dough out onto a floured surface until approximately 1/4 - inch thick. Cut dough into desired shapes and bake on a slightly greased sheet for 10 to 12 minutes.
|Posted by teacakesnthings on February 13, 2013 at 10:10 PM||comments (0)|
Grandma's Old Fashioned Tea Cakes
"A soft teacake that is best when one to two days old. You can change flavors by substituting almond or lemon extract for the vanilla. Add a few drop of food coloring to dress up the dough for special occasions. " — RGA
Original recipe makes 2 dozen
1 cup butter
1 3/4 cups white sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; stir into the creamed mixture. Knead dough for a few turns on a floured board until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Ready in 53 mins
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