Southern Tea Cakes

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Southern Tea Cakes Southern Tea Cakes Recipe Courtesy of


Servings: 6 to 8 dozen
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cup sugar
2   eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

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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These look/sound amazing and I had to include in today's blog post! They will be perfect for the Virtual Tea Party celebrating National Doll Day, the 1st Sunday in August! http://nationaldollday.blogspot.com/2013/07/virtual-tea-party-youre-invited.html

By Lanetta Sprott on July 05, 2013

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omg! <3

By Jill Behrendt on June 11, 2013

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Hello Violet,
We don't have Earl Grey cookies, but we do have a very popular cupcake recipe, click on the link to get the recipe: Peach Tea Cupcakes. Let us know how you like them, and thanks for visiting our web site. Here at Paula's we encourage y'all to keep on trying out dishes!

By Anonymous on May 14, 2013

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My Grandmother made Tea Cakes and she always used a little bacon drippings. They were so good! I sure miss her.

By Jeff on May 14, 2013

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Anyone have a recipe for Earl Grey cookies? I host a weekly teatime for people experiencing homelessness and would love to bake some of these lovely cookies for my fabulous guests!

By Violet on May 13, 2013

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U KNOW PAULA DEEN WHERE DID YOUR MOM,MOMS,MOM,MOMMA LEARN HOW 2COOK THIS SOUTHERN FOOD.I MEAN EVERYTHING PAULA COOKS HAVE 2DO R IS PART OF BLACK CULTURE. SEE EVERYTHING WE COOK HAVE A REASON N STORY. ONE MAIN REASON THIS WAS ONE OF ONLY A FEW DURING SLAVERY N SEGREGATION TIME N AMERICA BACK THEN THAT BLACK FOLKS WAS HAPPY ON THE INSIDE OF THERE LIVING SOULS. ALL BEING SAID HATE STILL EXIST VERY STRONGLY N AMERICA WITH BLACK AMERICANS 2DAY N A DIFFERENT WAY BUT STILL VERY STRONG N WHEN WE SPEAK OUT ABOUT THIS ALL OF A SUDDEN WE'RE TRYING 2START TROUBLE. DON'T R DO WE HAVE EVERY RIGHT 2SPEAK UP N SAY PLEASE STOP N ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. SORRY PAULA UR LIVING A LIE N THEY HAVE U LIVING THIS LIE N AT THE SAME TIME JUST LAUGHING 2 THE BANK WITH BLACK FOLK GREASE N UR HANDS O SORRY BLACK FOLKS LORD THE WHITE STUFF CALLED HOT GREASEEE FRIED FOODS

By Anonymous on May 06, 2013

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SORRY NOT MY GRANDMA BACK SOUTH TEACAKES I NEVER SEEN THEM MADE LIKE THIS NOT SAYING THAT THEY DON'T TASTE GOOD NEED 2B SOFTER N BIGGER.THIS LOOKS LIKE A COOKIE

By Anonymous on May 06, 2013

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Thank you SO much. I have been looking for this recipe. My Mother-In-Law use to make them she said during the depression. I just loved them but did not have the recipe. Thank you!

By TK Styles on April 07, 2013

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your tea cakes are great thanks for shareing with us love watching your show love watching bobbys to

By aline price on December 12, 2012

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Mine just came out looking and tasting like puffy sugar cookies, but they were great puffy sugar cookies!

By Randy on May 24, 2012

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I remember making these with my grandma when i was a little girl. Thank you Mrs. Paula I just Love your show and your recipes!!!!!!!

By Ginarae69 on March 24, 2012

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I have tried your Southern Tea Cakes and they brought back memories of when is was a child. The kind that my grandmother would make. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

By P. Harris on March 16, 2012

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i've been looking for a good tea cake recipe for years and yours is awesome. my family absolutely loves them. the kids are constantly asking for 'tea cookies'. thank so much.

By jeri nicole on January 08, 2012

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Hi,, I love to watch you on tv. I use to bake but now about the only time I bake is around the holidays. But my mother use to make us butter rolls I know some of the things that go in it . If you could help me thanks so muck

By rita Hollowell on December 30, 2011

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THANK YOU FOR THE TEA CAKE RECIPE GOD BLESS YOU AND FAMILY

By trevon houston on December 19, 2011

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I have raised a family of six and now retired. Even though I am a pretty good cook and done a lot of it,,I always learn something new while watching your show. Keep up the good work!!!

By Shirley Garland on December 07, 2011

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Paula please help I have lost mg recipe 4 a sock it to me cake can u please email the recipe thanks 4 chrisrmas I told my children all I want is paula deen cookbooks they just laugh & shook their headsh

By katherine sledge on December 05, 2011

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Everything sounds great

By Anonymous on November 09, 2011

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how do you make a cake be moist¬ dry?

By cindy carlen on November 08, 2011

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I just want to tell you I love watching you

By anh caldwell on September 15, 2011

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