I know Christmas is right around the corner in my house when I start my Christmas Baking. Decadent treats are amazing but sometimes, you just want a little something that’s not quite as dense as shortbread but still with a buttery flavor and something that’s not too heavy or sweet.
You want something a little lighter. If that’s the kind of cookie you’re look for then Georgia Tea Cakes are the answer. When I made these the other day my oldest son said it wasn’t what he was expecting but that that was a good thing…he said it wasn’t overwhelmingly sweet and he didn’t feel like he needed to stop with just one. I like them with coffee, the kids like them with milk and I’m pretty sure Santa would like them as well.
*Adapted from Have Yourself a Homemade Christmas
Yields 36 Cookies
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 to 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
- Colored Sugars
- Mix together sugar, butter, vanilla, egg and milk.
- Stir in enough flour to make a stiff dough.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets; sprinkle with colored sugar.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 10 minutes.
- Center should be soft when cooled.
I baked these for The Everyday Home’s 1st Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange.
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