Southern Tea Cakes

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 32 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 12 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

4 cups all-purpose flour plus more for rolling

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl sift flour, baking soda, and baking powder together. Add remaining ingredients and blend well. Dough will be soft and wet. On a floured surface shape the dough into a disk, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Flour surface again and roll dough out until approximately 1/4 inch thick. Cut dough into desired shapes and bake on a slightly greased sheet pan for 10 to 12 minutes.
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