Do You Have A Southern Palette​?

coffee cup in woman hand on meeting table background
Here comes the coffee, all that’s missing are the cookies


Tea cakes are a semi-sweet bread that tastes and looks like a cross between a fluffy cookie and a flat biscuit.  I have a little cousin, June that I made tea cakes for when she was a little girl. She is a grown woman now, but she is still my Lil Tea Cake.

INGREDIENTS:   2 sticks butter softened,  1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 eggs,    1/2 cup buttermilk,  4 cups self-rising flour, 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.  Cream butter and sugar, add the remaining ingredients, except flour.  Add flour, 1 cup at a time.  Shape dough and cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 1 hour.  Roll out on a lightly floured cutting board; cut with a biscuit cutter 1 to 1 ½ inch thickness which is about the size of a biscuit.  Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown.

Do you have a Lil Tea Cake?

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