Southern Tea Cake Cookies

Enjoy the allure of cookies with a Southern twist! These traditional sweets will take your taste buds on a journey to the South with their nutmeg flavor, buttery richness, and subtle vanilla undertones. Flour, sugar, eggs, salt, and baking soda are the basic ingredients.

The arrival of autumn has brought with it a plethora of delightful things, and today marks the second day of this season.  Fall is my favorite season because of the pumpkins, mums, apple picking, and sweets. It will soon be cookie season. Delightful sugar biscuits, indeed.  

They go well with a steaming mug of coffee or a large glass of milk.  

With a few pointers, you can make these simple homemade sugar cookies taste better than the store-bought kind.

Make a medium-sized bowl and mix the flour, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar.  Get out your hand mixer and whip the sugar and butter in a big basin. 

 Gradually add the eggs, mixing just until combined.  Add vanilla extract and whisk in the flour mixture in thirds, blending just until combined.  After scraping down the bowl, beat for another minute or less. Put the cover on and chill for at least one hour.

To make the balls, roll the dough into a 1 inch diameter. 
Before placing on baking pans lined with parchment paper, roll each dough ball in sugar. 
 Use the palm of your hand to gently push the balls down until the mixture is about 1/2 inch thick.  To get a little browning on the sides and a set in the middle, bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Tea Cake Cookies from the South

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