Southern Tea Cakes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 12

Price per serving: $2.58

Author: Jocelyn Delk Adams of


Southern Tea Cakes


· 1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)· 3/4 cup granulated sugar· 1 large egg at room temperature· 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract· 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour· 1/4 teaspoon salt· 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


Step 1In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda and set aside.Step 2In the bowl of your mixer, add butter and sugar and mix together on high speed until fluffy and smooth (about 4-5 minutes).Step 3Turn mixer to medium speed and add in one egg and vanilla extract and beat until well incorporated.Step 4Lastly, turn mixer to slow speed and add in flour mixture in intervals of three beating after each addition to incorporate.Step 5After dough is well mixed, turn off mixer and remove dough from mixer and add to a ziploc bag and place in your refrigerator for at least one hour to firm up dough.Step 6Once dough is firm, remove from fridge and preheat your oven to 325 degrees.Step 7Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.Step 8Taking a measuring tablespoon, scoop out cookie dough the size of the tablespoon and roll into a ball. Using your thumb, gently press the center to flatten a bit and place on the tray.Step 9Do the same for the rest of the dough leaving at least an 1 1/2 inches between each dough ball.Step 10Bake for 9-11 minutes until golden brown on the edges and remove from the oven.Step 11Cool for 5-10 minutes and serve.