Southern Tea Cakes Recipe

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Southern Tea Cakes are old-fashioned, simple sugar cookies.

Tender and delicious, these classic cookies are a family favorite!


– butter – sugar – vanilla extract – eggs


Cream together your butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.


Add the vanilla extract and the eggs, one at a time, until just combined. Stir in the buttermilk.


Gradually add the flour and baking soda until well combined.


Divide the dough in half, wrap each half well in plastic wrap, and refrigerate it for at least 1 hour to overnight.


When ready to bake, remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before rolling out on a lightly floured surface.

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