Tea Cakes

Baking By edith1 Updated 8 Oct 2009 , 1:50pm by nonnyscakes

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edith1 Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 10:50pm
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does anyone have recipe for tea cakes?

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nonnyscakes Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 7:12pm
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Here are some that have been passed down for generations on both sides of my family.

Hope you find one you like!

Southern Tea Cakes

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
½ cup buttermilk
½ lb. butter; softened
1 teaspoon 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. Doug should be soft. Roll dough out onto a floured surface until approximately ¼ inch thick. Cut dough into desired shapes and bake on a slightly greased sheet for 10 to 12 minutes. (If you dont want to cut into shapes, drop by spoonfuls and bake for 14 to 15 minutes)
Yield: 6 to 8 dozen

Grandmothers Plain Tea Cakes

3 cups sugar
1 cup buttermilk
3 eggs, well beaten
1 cup butter
8 cups plain flour (all-purpose)
Flavor to taste (lemon, vanilla, etc.)

Mix all ingredients. Roll thin, cut into desired shapes and bake in hot oven.

Grandmothers Drop Tea Cakes

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs

Sift dry ingredients together. Cut in shortening, add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Drop by teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 425 degrees until golden on edges.

Great-Great Grannie's Tea Cakes

3 cups flour (plain)
2 eggs
1 level teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
4 tablespoons buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix well sugar, butter and eggs. Add baking soda and vanilla. Add flour alternating with milk. Set in frig. 1 hr. Dip with cookie dipper. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in 350 degree oven until brown around edges.

Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

1 egg
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine all ingredients using enough floor to work the batter into the consistency of cookie dough. Mix thoroughly, roll out dough and cut into your favorite shapes. Round works best for me. Roll your dough thin for crisp cookies or thick for soft cookies. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

For variety, use different flavors of extract such as lemon.

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edith1 Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 2:06am
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thanks a lot i will try them thumbs_up.gif

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sweettoothmom1 Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 2:27am
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hmmm. what are tea cakes? drier and more like scones?

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Sweet_Treats_1 Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 2:30am
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Thanks for all the recipes. Iam always looking for something to serve at tea time. I think these will go great!

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nonnyscakes Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 1:50pm
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A tea cake is more dense and dry than a sugar cookie and barely sweet at all.

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