|Categories:||Cookies, Other Snacks, Quick & Easy, For Kids|
|Keywords:||Southern tradition, serve with afternoon tea, serve with coffee, serve with ice cream|
|Serves:||about 6 dozen cookies|
|2 c||granulated sugar|
|2 stick||unsalted butter|
|1 tsp||vanilla extract|
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DirectionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F.
(I did not use a mixer; I simply stirred the ingredients together in a single bowl with a wooden spoon.Stir together granulated sugar and room temperature softened butter.Add slightly beaten (with a fork) eggs, one at a time, stirring well after the addition of each egg.Stir in flour in three portions, mixing well between additions of flour.Stir in vanilla extract.Portion onto parchment lined baking sheet using a #100 scoop (scant 1 teaspoon of dough)Bake until Tea Cakes rise and then fall. In my oven this takes exactly 11 minutes to bake and become a light golden brown on the bottom of the Tea Cake, while remaining light in color on the top of the cookie.Remove from oven and cool 2 minutes on baking sheet, then place on wire rack and cool completely. After the Tea Cakes have cooled, they should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.Alternatively, bake the Tea Cakes on a cool iron skillet (rubbed with a thin layer of butter) for 11-14 minutes. Tea Cakes baked on the iron skillet will be much more crisp and crumbly, but equally delicious.Additional Information:
I bake using a scale; if you prefer to follow that recipe conversion, please see my blog Tea Cake post: