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Tea Cakes

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

5 dozen

I've baked many batches of different cookies through the years, but family and friends tell me these are the best. The simple buttery flavor appeals to all.
Tea Cakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture (the dough will be soft).
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake until the edges are golden brown, 7-8 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 tea cake: 74 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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