This recipe comes straight from a great little recipe book called “A Taste of Charleston South Carolina Restaurant Recipes”…
and it’s amazing.
I was bored today so I decided to make tea cakes. As I’ve only ever tried tea cakes once before (thanks Elaine!), I wasn’t exactly sure what they were supposed to taste like. All I remembered was that they weren’t as sweet as regular sugar cookies.
I forged on.
And although they were a little plain (but I still love them), I decided to add frosting to them. Probably not very kosher and I’m sure there’s some blue blood out there cursing me for doing such a thing, but they sure do taste great now.
So, to make:
4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup butter
Preheat oven to 325.
First cream the butter and sugar. Then add all other ingredients. Continue to cream. Roll into a ball about the size of a small egg.
Put the ball of dough on a greased cookie sheet and pat it down to baout one inch in thickness.