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Southern Tea Cakes

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 13 minutes

Cook time: 13 minutes

Servings: 13


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


Preheat oven to 350 °F.

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. Makes about 6 to 8 dozen tea cakes.

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