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Southern Tea Cake Cookies

Southern Tea Cake Cookies

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x


Indulge, in the taste of our Southern Tea Cake Cookies. Experience the heartwarming flavors from the South. These delicious treats are made with a blend of nutmeg and vanilla taking you on a journey through traditional Southern baking. Enjoy the goodness. Create cherished memories with every bite. Whether you’re snacking or seeking a moment of comfort these cookies are perfect, for both occasions.



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp nutmeg (freshly ground for best flavor)

1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg, at room temperature

2 tsp vanilla extract


In a large bowl mix together the flour, salt, baking soda along with nutmeg.

Beat the butter and sugar in another large bowl or stand mixer bowl until it becomes light and fluffy.

Incorporate the egg and vanilla into the mixture until they are well combined.

Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture gently blending them together.

Chill the dough. Place the dough, in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to let it cool.

Set your temperature to 325˚F (165˚C).

Shape your cookies. Form 12 dough balls and slightly flatten them with your hands.

Place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until their edges turn golden brown.

Allow cookies to cool before enjoying them. Let your cookies cool on a wire rack. Take delight in savoring these treats of Southern comfort!


To make a batch of gluten-free Southern Tea Cake Cookies just replace the usual all-purpose flour with a high-quality blend of gluten-free all-purpose flour. This simple change guarantees that everyone can enjoy the tastes of the South without any concerns, about gluten. Keep in mind that the texture and result may differ slightly. The comforting essence of these cookies remains unchanged. Indulge in the goodness of treats available, in a gluten-free version that brings happiness to everyone!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes