Tea Cake Cookies Southern Style

A Southern Tea Cake Cookie is simply a cookie , however, it does have more of a cake like texture to it. The recipe for these types of cookies have been passed down from generation to generation.

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The Southern Tea Cake Cookie is a staple for many households. They are simple to make and take basic ingredients.

In many families, this is the cookie that most of the young people begin with when they start their baking endeavors. It is believed that these cookies originated for the purpose of giving to the owner and family of large plantations.

The cook on staff would also make them for her family and the other families that worked the plantation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Are these like Shortbread cookies?

Not at all. These Tea Cake Cookies have a Southern flair to them which gives them more of a cake texture instead of a crispy cookie.

            Can I add chips to these cookies?

It is possible to add in chocolate chips, white chips, nuts or other ingredients. The true purpose was to keep them plain, yet satisfying.

            How should I store these cookies?

They can be kept in an airtight container on the counter. They will stay fresh up to 7 days before they become dried and crunchy. If you store them in the refrigerator, they will last a few days longer.

What do you need to make Tea Cake Cookies Southern Style

            1 stick butter, unsalted, at room temperature

            1 large egg, room temperature

            ¾ cup white sugar

            ¼ tsp nutmeg

            ¼ tsp baking soda

            ¼ tsp salt

            2 tsp Vanilla extract

            1 ½ cup flour, All Purpose is what I use

How to make Tea Cake Cookies Southern Style

FIRST STEP:

Using an electric hand mixer, combine the butter and granulated sugar, beat well

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Add in the egg and vanilla and beat on low until incorporated

Add in the baking soda, salt, nutmeg and flour a little at a time

Be sure it is mixed thoroughly

a)

b)

SECOND STEP:

Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes

After 30 minutes, preheat the oven to 325*

Place a sheet of parchment paper on two baking sheets

Use a small cookie scoop and scoop up a small amount of dough

Roll the dough in your hand until it forms a ball

Place each one on a cookie tray with space between

Lightly flatten each cookie out using the bottom of a mug or cup

THIRD STEP:

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, just until the edges begin to become golden brown

Enjoy!

YUM!

Tea Cake Cookies Southern Style

Tea Cake Cookies Southern Style

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  •             1 stick butter, unsalted, at room temperature
  •             1 large egg, room temperature
  •             ¾ cup white sugar
  •             ¼ tsp nutmeg
  •             ¼ tsp baking soda
  •             ¼ tsp salt
  •             2 tsp Vanilla extract
  •             1 ½ cup flour, All Purpose is what I use

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Using an electric hand mixer, combine the butter and granulated sugar, beat well

Add in the egg and vanilla and beat on low until incorporated

Add in the baking soda, salt, nutmeg and flour a little at a time

Be sure it is mixed thoroughly

SECOND STEP:

Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes

After 30 minutes, preheat the oven to 325*

Place a sheet of parchment paper on two baking sheets

Use a small cookie scoop and scoop up a small amount of dough

Roll the dough in your hand until it forms a ball

Place each one on a cookie tray with space between

Lightly flatten each cookie out using the bottom of a mug or cup

THIRD STEP:

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, just until the edges begin to become golden brown

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 242mgSugar: 12gProtein: 6g