All week I have been wanting something sweet. I love cupcakes, but I knew if I made them I would most likely eat them all. Since basically all I am doing is lounging around, sewing, and blogging I'm sure I'm not burning any calories. Hmmm. What could I make?
Tea cakes! My Mom used to make teacakes on Sunday afternoons when I was a little girl. I loved waking up from my Sunday afternoon nap to some warm tea cakes. Julia isn't feeling well today, so she stayed home from school. She loves tea cakes, too.
Tea cakes are just a basic cookie recipe. Just about every cookbook I have has a tea cake recipe in it. Here's how I made mine.
1 cup of butter
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
2 1/2-3 cups of flour
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Add salt, baking soda, and flour. Get a large spoonful of dough. Roll into a ball. Flatten on cookie sheet. Bake in oven at 350 degrees making sure they don't brown (like the one on the top), but aren't raw in the middle.
I like my teacakes big, as you can see!
Wait a minute...I guess I was wanting something a little sweeter than that. Let's see....
Shhhh. Don't tell Ina Garten from "Barefoot Contessa" on the Food Network. Sandra Lee might be okay with it, but I don't think Ina would!