Introduction: Making Tea Cakes
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
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
Stir together the flour, salt and baking soda in a medium mixing bowl
set aside dry mixture for later use
Add butter and sugar in a mixing bowl
Beat butter and sugar cream together on high speed until fluffy and smooth (about 4-5 minutes).
Add in one egg and vanilla extract and
beat until well incorporated
Add in flour mixture in intervals of three
Stirring after each addition to incorporate.
Remove dough from mixer
Add dough to a ziploc bag
Place Ziploc bag in your refrigerator for at least one hour to firm up dough
Remove Ziploc bag from the fridge (once firm)
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper
Spread cookie dough on cookie sheet
Pull portions of cookie dough apart
Roll into a ball
Place cookie dough ball on cookie sheet
Roll the rest of the dough leaving at least a 1½ inches between each dough ball
Press the center gently"with your thumb" to flatten the cookie dough
Put tea cake dough in oven
Bake for 9-11 minutes until golden brown on the edges
Remove tea cakes from the oven
cool for 5-10 minutes and serve
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