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Whitney Miller
Recipe by Southern Living November 2012

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Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Yield:
Makes about 6 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add cane syrup and next 2 ingredients, beating just until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Gradually add flour, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition. Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls 2 inches apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets, using a small cookie scoop (about 1 1/4 inches).

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  • Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or just until edges begin to turn golden brown. Cool on baking sheets on wire racks 1 minute; transfer to wire racks. Cool completely (about 15 minutes). Store in airtight containers 1 week.

  • Pecan Tea Cakes: Stir 1 1/2 cups chopped toasted pecans into dough after adding flour in Step

  • Snickerdoodle Tea Cakes: Stir 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon into flour before adding to butter mixture in Step Stir together 2/3 cup sugar and 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon in a shallow dish or pie plate; drop spoonfuls of dough into cinnamon-and-sugar mixture before placing on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake as directed.

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