Mama Katie's tea cakes redone

Dorothy Rose

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@dorrose

Mama Katie is my youngest sister's Godmother. At least two nights a week we had dinner at Her and Mama Hester's(her daughter-in-law)house. My siblings and I begged her to make tea cakes for us. Noone to my knowledge kept her recipes so I tried until I think I got one close to hers.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

2 stick
butter, softened
2 c
sugar
3 large
eggs, room temperature
4 1/2-5 c
flour (and extra to roll out)
1 Tbsp
baking powder
2 tsp
vanilla
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1/2 tsp
salt
1/3 c
buttermilk(i use 1/3 to 1/2)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven 350. Place parchment paper on 2 cookie sheets or spray with your favorite baking spray. In a medium bowl add flour, salt, and baking powder. In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each. Add flour alternating with buttermilk until batter is mixed.(will be slightly stiff)Add vanilla and mix well. Turn out dough onto a floured board and add flour until no longer sticky.(I add about 1/2 cup). something I wrap dough in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator about one hour until chilled to make it easier to handle. Roll out to about one inch and cut with a medium biscuit cutter. Or roll into walnut sized balls and flatten with your fingers or a fork.
2
Bake for 10-13 minutes. Do not let over cook. They will be light brown and soft. Makes about 2 dozen medium sized cookies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies