Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Teacakes are a southern staple. They are easy and inexpensive to make, and the flavor is amazing. Recipe can be halved and cookies can be baked in a toaster oven.


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk oil,sugar, eggs and vanilla together very well.
  2. Stir in Self-Rising flour.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Slightly flatten dough.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Most Helpful

These were so good. My hubby (who wishes to stay with the old tried and true) complained about me making yet another new recipe. Still , he love these and has been making a significant dent in the batch. I didn't have self rising flour either but was able to find that the substitute is 1-1/2 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt per cup of all purpose flour. Five stars for easy and good!

wattsup October 05, 2008

Geez... i love cookies but these are ridiculous! I could very well eat the whole batch! These are fantastic, not too sugary and not too cakey (i'd never heard of teacakes so wasn't sure what to expect)... these are so light and so good! I placed a few chocolate chips in half the batch - hubby'd been asking for choc chip cookies for awhile now but i wanted to try these instead :) and glad i did. Also, I too do not have self-rising flour so I looked up online to get the measurements ... there are some that say 1 tsp b.powder and 1/4 tsp salt, some that say 1.5 tsp b.powder and 1/2 tsp salt (per 1 cup of flour that is) so i opted for 1.5 tsp b.powder and 1/4 tsp salt and they turned out perfect. excellent, thank you for sharing!

Mel#608 December 07, 2009

I tried the recipe today and it was a little salty and very greasy due to the vegetable oil. I have given out a few samples and will await the results. They are easy to make I must admit, but I rather make the old fashioned recipe. I didnt have self-rising flour so I used the substitute measurements to add the baking powder and salt as directed. Thank you.

Big Mom September 13, 2009