Texas Teacakes

Great Grandma’s Texas Teacakes: A Family Favorite

This is the recipe for my great grandmother’s teacakes; I am a sixth generation Texan. I made these as a child, baked them with my daughter every Christmas, and this year I made them for the first time with my granddaughter! With a little glass my great grandmother gave me, I cut the cookies every year.
PS…My 13-year-old dog Chester, who was named for the Gunsmoke Chester because he had a damaged leg, always receives the first Christmas teacake. He looks forward to the initial batch every year.

Texas Teacakes

Texas Teacakes recipe

What You Need:

  • 3 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Use a teaspoon of vanilla, preferably Mexican if available.
  • 3/4 cup sour cream

What to Do:

  1. Mix the ingredients (start with the dry ones).
  2. Keep 1/4 cup of flour aside to use when rolling out the dough. Before baking, flour both sides of the dough with the flour.
  3. Use a small glass (or a tumbler if you have one) to cut out cakes.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.


Take a moment to enjoy this Texas tradition and thank Grandma Hibbs for sharing it with her children, grandchildren, and now YOU.


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