I’ve always loved a good little tea cake. I think that these are a southern thing, but hear me out: they’re just a little bit sweet and oh-so-addicting. And yes, they’re pretty much just sugar cookies, but tea cakes sound like more fun, right?
The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange
I’m participating in The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange again this year, and there are SO many good recipes! I missed it last year, but the two years ago I made these Sugar Cookie Christmas Trees and three years ago, I made these cute little Peppermint Madeleines.
So obviously peppermint is one of my absolute favorite flavors during the holidays. Peppermint ice cream? Yes, please. Peppermint coffee? Absolutely, hand it over. Basically if I’m baking something, I might try to add some peppermint to it. You get the idea. So this year, I thought I’d put a little holiday twist on classic southern tea cakes.
Don’t worry, there’s not an overwhelming amount of peppermint flavor in these. It’s just the lightest little taste of sweet peppermint in cookie form. They’re easy to make, you can make these southern tea cakes ahead of time and of course, they’d be perfect to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve!