Meme's Southern Tea Cakes & the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! #FBCookieSwap

Meme's Southern Tea Cakes & the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! #FBCookieSwap

I am so excited to be part of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap this year! This is the 3rd annual swap, but just my first year participating. I heard about it through another blogger last year but missed the sign up by just a few days. I made sure to sign up for notifications so I wouldn't miss it this year! 



So let me tell you a little bit about this awesome event. Hosted by Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen and partnered with COOKIES FOR KIDS’ CANCER, we not only contributed to the food blogger community, but we also supported a great cause. Between the blogger contributions and contributions from brand partners, we raised over $13,000! 

The cookie swap is pretty simple...the hosts give each participant the names and addresses of three other bloggers. That participant bakes a batch of their favorite cookies and sends a dozen to each blogger. In turn that participant receives a dozen cookies from three other bloggers. It's that simple!

Want to learn more? Visit the official FB Cookie Swap website or visit their Facebook pageAre you interested in being a part of the swap next year? You can sign up here to receive notifications and news!

I was lucky enough to receive some pretty amazing cookies, all of which were delicious!

First, these fabulous Molasses Cookies from Foodness Gracious.



Next I received the cutest little Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies with Salted Dulce de Leche Filling from Live...Bake...Love. Yum!



And last, but certainly not least, I received more delectable Molasses Cookies from West Street Story.



A big thanks to the the wonderful bloggers who sent cookies to me. My family and I truly enjoyed each and every bite! Be sure to visit each of these bloggers sites to get their recipes.

So now on to my cookie recipe. I mentioned in an earlier post that I've been digging out old family recipes and reinventing them a bit. My Meme (that's my grandma) used to make these delicious Southern Tea Cakes. Most people think of Russian tea cakes when you say the phrase tea cake, but this cookie is not like that at all. It's almost like a sugar cookie, but better.

These cookies have just a few ingredients but are truly delicious and super special to me. Adding a few dashes of holiday colored sprinkles on top makes the cookies super festive. Give them a try and let me know what you think! 

I sent a batch of Meme's Southern Tea Cakes to Miss InformationThe Suburban Soapbox and Healthy Living Revelations. I hope all you ladies enjoyed the cookies!



Meme's Southern Tea Cakes
Recipe written by The Chef Next Door
Makes approx. 5 dozen cookies
Print this recipe

Ingredients:
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 cups all purpose flour
Colored sugar sprinkles, if desired

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside.

In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy and pale in color. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in a few small batches, beating well each time until thoroughly combined.

Using a medium cookie scoop, drop the cookies onto the prepared baking sheet. If desired, sprinkle the tops of the cookies with a bit of colored sugar sprinkles. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the cookies are lightly browned.

Allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container or cookie jar.

Happy Holidays & Bon Appetit!


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