Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes

Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes

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20 min.
37 min.
54 cookies

These Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes are for all the chocolate fans out there! This variation of the beloved holiday cookie incorporates chocolate chips inside as well as melted chocolate drizzled on top.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

BEAT butter and powdered sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour and nuts. Stir in 1 1/2 cups morsels. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until set and light golden brown on bottom. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

MICROWAVE remaining morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag on HIGH (100%) power for 30 to 45 seconds; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over cookies. Refrigerate cookies for about 5 minutes or until chocolate is set. Store at room temperature in airtight containers.

NOTE: For a spicier cookie, add 2 to 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon to flour before adding to butter-sugar mixture.

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Choc Chip Tea Cakes

These little cakes were delicious! although I do suggest to not make them as thick as you would a cookie. These were so good! I decided to not put as much chocolate chips and when i tasted them they were in need of more flavor so they definitely need the serving suggested for the chocolate chips. Overall they were delicious

- Abril Olmedo from Bellflower, CA

very good

i made this and it turn out very good i think you should try this so what or you waiting for lol give it a try

- pearl littlejohn from stockton, CA


I made these at Christmas and they just melt in your mouth! Will definitely make them again!

- Angela Davis from Amarillo, TX

Very festive

Gave these away as gift for my friends. They raved at how festive and how much time I put into them. NO time at all! Easy, very good and they get raved reviews.

- Delfina Mortensen

Great recipe!

I love this recipe! It's easy to make, and delicious as well as attractive to the eye!

- CHERYL BASTULLI from Eastlake, OH

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/54 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 54

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 93
  • Calories from Fat: 56
  • Total Fat: 6.1g (10% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3.1g (15% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 9mg (3% of DV)
  • Sodium: 35mg (0% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 8.9g (3% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 4.3g
  • Protein: .7g
  • Vitamin A: 3% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 3% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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