Introduction: Making Tea Cakes

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Making tea cakes are fun for the family. Though, they can be a difficult to make such as not using enough sugar or over mixing your dough. I will provide you with easy instructions so that you can have perfect tea cakes each time.

Step 1: How to Make Tea Cakes

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Things You"ll Need:

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature

¾ cup granulated sugar

1 large egg at room temperature

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1½ cup all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon baking soda

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Stir together the flour, salt and baking soda in a medium mixing bowl

set aside dry mixture for later use

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Add butter and sugar in a mixing bowl

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Beat butter and sugar cream together on high speed until fluffy and smooth (about 4-5 minutes).

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Add in one egg and vanilla extract and

beat until well incorporated

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Add in flour mixture in intervals of three

Stirring after each addition to incorporate.

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Remove dough from mixer

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Add dough to a ziploc bag

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Place Ziploc bag in your refrigerator for at least one hour to firm up dough

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Remove Ziploc bag from the fridge (once firm)

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Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

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Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper

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Spread cookie dough on cookie sheet

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Pull portions of cookie dough apart

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Roll into a ball

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Place cookie dough ball on cookie sheet

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Roll the rest of the dough leaving at least a 1½ inches between each dough ball

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Press the center gently"with your thumb" to flatten the cookie dough

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Put tea cake dough in oven

Bake for 9-11 minutes until golden brown on the edges

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Remove tea cakes from the oven

cool for 5-10 minutes and serve

Comments

Saltwater Baby (author)2017-05-06

My Aunt Pearl made these for us as children. When she passed away, we thought this recipe was lost to us forever. I have tried for over 32 years to make these with only a list of ingredients. Impossible! Your tutorial for the separations, timing, etc were dead on! My family and I are in tears eating these. So many cherished memories. Like having a long lost family heirloom returned to us. Thank you so very much. Bless you. From our hearts to yours!

Swansong (author)2017-03-10

Those look yummy :)

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