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Old Fashioned Buttermilk Tea Cakes


A recipe for old fashioned buttermilk tea cakes, similar to sugar cookies.


  • 5 to 6 cups flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup thick buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Put 5 cups of flour in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center. Add remaining ingredients to the well of the flour. Using a spoon (or your hand) gradually stir in flour as you mix the ingredients in the well of the flour. Continue until you make a stiff dough, adding more flour if needed. On a floured surface, roll out to about 1/8-inch thickness; cut out and bake on lightly greased baking sheets at 350° until brown around the edges.
Makes 6 to 7 dozen tea cakes.

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