Sour Cream Tea Cakes Recipe @pinch

Tea cakes are an old-fashioned Southern cookie that comes in many varieties. These sour cream tea cakes are not overly sweet and cake-like cookies similar to what you had as a kid. Topping with frosting adds just the right amount of sweetness. The homemade buttercream makes them look like a cookie you'd find at a bakery. We opted to make these as simple round cookies, but they can also be rolled out and cut into shapes. However you decide to make and decorate them, these sour cream tea cakes are delicious! A soft cake-like cookie that isn't too sweet, so it's okay to pile it with frosting.

sour cream tea cakes
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Cookies Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 3 cup(s) cake flour
  • 3 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Kosher salt
  • 1 cup(s) butter
  • unsalted
  • room temperature
  • 1 cup(s) sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoon(s) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup(s) butter
  • unsalted
  • room temperature
  • 3 cup(s) powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoon(s) milk or cream
  • 1 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
  • - food coloring
  • assorted
  • optional
Intructions :
  • In a medium bowl combine cake flour
  • baking powder
  • and salt, set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add in eggs one at a time stirring after each addition. Stir in sour cream and vanilla until combined.
  • Gradually add in the flour mixture until combined.
  • Chill dough for at least one hour in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll 3 tablespoons of dough into a ball. Use flour on your hands if needed. Place a ball on the baking sheet and flatten to about 1/2 inch thick
  • molding sides to keep a round shape if necessary. Continue with the remaining dough
  • placing every 2 inches apart. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool for a few minutes on a baking sheet. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For the frosting
  • using an electric mixer combine butter and gradually add in the confectioners' sugar. When all sugar is added
  • pour in milk and vanilla extract. Blend on medium until fluffy. Add in food color if desired.
  • COOKIE ALTERNATIVE:Roll out the dough to a 1/4 to 3/8 inch thickness. Cut out shapes
  • and bake on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for 8 minutes.

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