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Teacakes are an old-fashioned southern cookie - not too sweet and utterly delicious. From @NevrEnoughThyme https://www.lanascooking.com/old-fashioned-southern-teacakes-and-a-lifetime-of-food-memories/

Old-Fashioned Southern Teacakes

An old-fashioned southern cookie - not too sweet and utterly delicious.
Course Desserts
Cuisine Southern, Vintage
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30 servings
Calories 135kcal


  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tbsp buttermilk
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Additional sugar for sprinkling


  • Cream the butter.
  • Gradually add the sugar, beating well.
  • Next, add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Now add the buttermilk and beat well again.
  • Combine the flour and soda.
  • Turn the mixer down to slow (or stir) speed and gradually add the flour mixture into the creamed mixture.
  • Stir in the vanilla.
  • Shape the dough into a round, cover with plastic wrap and chill several hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • If you chill your dough overnight, remove it from the fridge about 15 minutes before rolling.
  • Working with ¼ to ⅓ of the dough at a time, roll dough to ¼” thickness on a lightly floured surface.
  • Cut into rounds using a large biscuit cutter.
  • Place the rounds 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.
  • It's important that the dough is at least ¼" thick to give the teacakes a "cake-y" interior texture.
  • Sprinkle lightly with additional sugar.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes or until the edges are very lightly browned.
  • Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and allow teacakes to cool for several minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Makes about 30 teacakes.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg