Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine Tea Cakes

For Valentine's this year I made these fun cookies for Matt's employees, the women I visit teach and my cute kids! Everyone simply adored them and I had several requests for the recipe so I thought I would share it on my blog!!

Instead of a sugar cookie recipe I use this recipe...I think its fluffier and yummier and works out perfectly every time! I will never look back! I am posting my buttercream recipe as well!
Happy Baking!

Amanda's Tea Cakes
1 C butter
2 C sugar
3 Eggs
1 tsp vanilla
5 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 C buttermilk

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and buttermilk. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in seperate bowl. Add slowly to wet mixture. Cover and refrigerate one hour. Flour until not sticky and roll out 1/4" thick. Cut out with cookie cutters and place 12 per jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Remove onto wire rack 30 seconds after removal from oven. Once completely cool, frost!

Buttercream Frosting
1 stick unsalted butter
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Beat butter until fluffy. Add sugar, then vanilla. Increase speed and beat till fluffy, about 5 mins.

**For raspberry buttercream, add 4 tsp jam**
**For chocolate buttercream, add 4 oz chocolate after melting
   in double boiler and letting cool completely.**

2 compliments to the chef:


So I made these for playgroup today and I gotta tell ya I am not a fan of working with this dough. it was super sticky. good thing the cookies are yummy.

The frosting it good... had to double it to make enough for all the cookies.

Thanks for sharing :)


It is super sticky...requires lots of flour. I should have noted that. They turn out so yummy its worth it though! Glad they turned out for playgroup! And I hope there are lots extra for later hehe!