Hey y’all, and welcome back to the All Things Southern kitchen! Remember when I told y’all about Aunt Judy serving tea cakes in the hospital waiting room. Well, when I saw Aunt Judy at the folks’ anniversary party, I told her I would love to have that recipe in her own handwriting for my collection. And bless her heart, she got right on it. And, of course, I’m sharing it with y’all for the holiday treat table!
“Aunt Judy’s Tea Cakes”
2 sticks butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
2 and 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
Folks, we’ll begin by creaming together two sticks of butter and a cup of sugar. Then we’ll add one egg, a 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of soda. Afterwards, we’ll add a teaspoon of vanilla extract and half as much lemon, measure out two and a half cups of plain flour and fold it in by hand.
Aunt Judy says to refrigerate the dough before baking. And it pays to mind the Golden Girls, (A.K.A. Mama and her sisters!) Once the dough has refrigerated an hour or so, we’ll roll it in balls and flatten ’em. Then we’ll sprinkle a little sugar over the top of our tea cakes and bake them at 350 minutes for 10-12 minutes. That’s it! You’ve mastered the tea cake! That’s very southern of you.
Enjoy Aunt Judy’s Tea Cakes, y’all! They’re good eating, from the kitchens of Judy Lynn, my Mama’s baby sister, and All Things Southern, to yours~