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5 from 1 vote

Southern Tea Cakes

Southern Tea Cakes are old-fashioned, simple sugar cookies. These classic cookies are a family favorite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 2 dozen cookies
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch



  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
  • Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in vanilla and egg, making sure to combine well. Combine buttermilk and baking soda and add to mixture alternately with flour.
  • Lightly flour counter top and roll dough thin. Cut with cookie cutter and place onto prepared baking pan. Place in oven and bake until lightly browned, about 10 to 12 minutes.