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Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes

Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes
Makes:
54 cookies
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
37
minutes
based on
192 reviews
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.

In this recipe:


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Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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

    Abril Olmedo from Bellflower, CA

    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

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    very good

    pearl littlejohn from stockton, CA

    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

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    Delicious!

    Angela Davis from Amarillo, TX

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

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    Very festive

    Delfina Mortensen from ,

    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.

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    Great recipe!

    CHERYL BASTULLI from Eastlake, OH

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

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    So lovely and delicious!

    Steph G from Cottage Grove, MN

    These were so lovely and delicious! They really do taste like an absolute mix between a Chocolate Chip Cookie and a Russian Tea Cake. They were easy to make and are sure to go into rotation for our holiday cookies.

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    A variation

    Betsy Kiser from Oakdale, PA

    my family loves these cookies. I tried a variation and now have 2 different cookies on my tray. Instead of drizzling chocolate, I rolled in powdered sugar as soon as taken from oven...then rerolled when they cooled. Both are loved by family

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    Simple and Elegant

    Debbie LaBounty from Blackstone, MA

    These cookies are simply the best..and they are so simple to make, yet they look like it took you hours. I have been baking a batch every night for the past 3 nights, family and friends love them. They make a really great gift. I do suggest you use the mini chips, I also chose pecans as my chopped nut to put in. Will be making a few more batches before Christmas.

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    my dad's favorite

    LORI SHAFER from Defiance, OH

    these are a huge hit at my families christmas party. my dad eats them as fast as i can make them. they melt in your mouth. you always have to eat some fresh out of the oven. OUTSTANDING!

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    My version

    Vera Shotwell from Penn Yan, NY

    I use the mini chocolate chips,instead of the regular. These are one of my family's favorites!

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    favorite holiday cookie

    Jen Miller from oregon

    Growing up my mother would always make about 6 different cookies during Christmas time. I always told her that these were the only ones she HAD to make. I looked forward to December every year just for these.

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    so so so good

    Amelia Atherton from California

    These are so much fun to make, and everybody loved them. So GOOD!!!!!!

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    Easy, fun cookies

    Peg Barker from Suquamish, WA

    My husband doesn't usually say much when I'm in the kitchen baking but with these cookies, he told me that they were "cute" and very tasty! Next time I make them though, I'll either double or triple the recipe. A single batch just isn't enough.

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    A taste of England in these little cakes

    Jan Tebbutt from GETTYSBURG, PA

    Just wanted to thank you for these lovely little tea cakes. I have made some English tea cakes with various fruits and citrons and I can say that these with chocolate chips are beautiful. This little cake was perfect in sweetness and baked perfectly as well. You do an excellent job with your instructions, too; thanks for sharing and I'll use these on my next special tea!!!

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    Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes

    Carol Schulmeister from Staunton, IL

    These cookies turned out great and were easy to make. My husband especially liked them because they were a combination of two of his favorite cookies....Chocolate Chip and Russian Tea Cakes.

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    excellent

    Heather Mackereth from Winnipeg, MB

    My daughter and I made these cookies but they did not turn out like the picture.Instead they spread out like very thin chocolate chip cookies.We followed the recipe to a tee,very easy to do so.We think our problem may have been in the sugar.We used berry sugar instead of powered sugar.Was not familiar with the term powered sugar.They however are delicious and will make again,if someone can correct our error.

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    An easy and elegant cookie

    KRIS PICKARD from West Chester, OH

    I made this as the recipe calls for the first time, and it was very good. The family said it was a little bland for their taste. So the second batch I made as directed, but after coming out of the oven, before adding chocolate stripes, I sprinkled a little confectioners sugar. It was too rich for me, but the family loved it. Both ways are very good. Taste aside, you can't beat how easy it was to make these cookies. Anything easier would require store-bought dough. They literally melt in your mouth.

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    lovely to present

    Susan Vitti from Downers Grove, IL

    Although these were lovely to present and had nice flavor they were a little dry and crumbly - They're worth trying again with a touch less flour.

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    chocolate chip tea cakes

    Barbara Calabrese from Staten Island, NY

    I have been baking these for years, and as a variation, I add raspberry chocolate chips. Very hard to find though. Also, can add cinnamon chips with brandy or rum extract. Excellent- Get creative girls!

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    Delicious

    STEF SEYMOUR from Chillicothe, OH

    these are a must!!! very light and buttery taste. I use mini semi sweet morsels though. they are also very yummy with a dab of peanut butter and a sprinkling of walnuts on top.

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    I love these!

    Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

    I have a recipe like this that you actually bake in the micro-wave. But, these I did according to directions. Hubby thought they were a little hard...duh...they're supposed to be...he likes soft cookies!

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    Light and tasty

    Rosalie Donnelly from CENTEREACH, NY

    I really liked these. They were a nice light sweet treat. A mix between a mini chocolate chip cake and cookie! Everyone seemed to like them as well.

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    Delicious Holiday Treats!

    ANN RADKE from Holland, MI

    I have made this cookie for many cookie exchanges over the past few years. It makes a large batch, bakes fast, travels well and always looks elegant. My family loves this cookie at Christmas!

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    Tea Cakes

    Caryn Schwartz from

    These cookies were pretty good. They weren't as sweet as I like cookies, so I made the drizzle on top white chocolate. A lot of people liked them more than I did.

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    chocolate chip holiday tea cakes

    Linda Nagy from TRENTON, NJ

    i recently made these for our family and everyone loved them. even my husband, who is not big on chocolate.

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    chocolat chip holiday tea cakes

    elaine hilton from LITTLE FALLS, NJ

    Easy and delicious! Excellent with hot tea, coffee, or a nice glass of cold milk. Definately make some today!

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    Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes

    ERIS BLANTON from WATERTOWN, NY

    Very easy to make my company enjoyed this cute little tea cakes.

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    Easy and Delicious

    Jean DeVore from EFFINGHAM, IL

    I made these cookies for our annual cookie exchange. They were easy to make and everybody loved them! I got many comments on my delicious cookies.

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    Holiday Tea Cakes

    ELAINE COLACITTI from EVERETT, MA

    I baked 2 batches of these cookies last night and before I finished doing the chocolate squiggle on top, my daughter at about a dozen of them! They were delicious. I brought a batch in to work today and in a half hour, they were all gone! I received rave reviews! Thanks! Happy Holidays!

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    CHOCOLATE TEA CAKES

    diana pantelas from BIDDEFORD, ME

    This recipe was very easy, my kids also help. excellent!!!!

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    tea cookies

    Mindy Johnson from Burke, VA

    Delicious!!! They remind me of shortbread, and they are so easy to make.

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    choc.chip holiday tea cakes

    Barb Danyluk from Bethlehem, PA

    Made these for an aniversary party, it was a BIG hit! Everyone loved them. And easy to make. I used mini Choc. chips instead of the nuts.

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    Wow!

    Loretta Pannell from Conway, AR

    I made these for my boys and guests and they ate everyone of them. I'll be making them again.

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    YUMMMMMMM!!!

    Jaimie McGuire from

    These tea cakes are extremely easy and delicious and satisfy your sweet tooth with little guilt. I love to make them. They are a hit with everyone.

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    Very light and delicious!

    P Cordaro from WILLOWICK, OH

    These cookies are so easy to make and taste wonderful. I left out the nuts and added mini-chocolate chips. Everyone loved them. Next time I will double the recipe!

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    Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes

    Ruth Minsk-Whitehead from OCALA, FL

    EXCELLENT!!! Easy to make and enjoyed by all.

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    WoW!

    Rita Korkounian from NORTH HILLS, CA

    The combination of the ingredients in these cookies make them a true hit! I could not stop munching on them.

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    new christmas favorite

    Lori Bertsche from WEST CHICAGO, IL

    these easy and delicious cookies have now been added to my "must bake" list for christmas! they are a favorite with all...yum!

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    Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes

    Lisa Kroft from MARION, IN

    I made these for my daughters over night party and they were a hit with the teens.

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    Very yummy!!!

    Katie Parry from ROANOKE, TX

    I made these along with other christmas cookies, and they were definitely favored above the others. The fluffy cookie is offset by the smooth chocolate icing. very good, unlike any cookie i've made so far.

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    very tasty

    Liz Parent from Guelph, ON

    This recipe was easy to make and taste great. This is another one of your recipes that will be added to my Christmas baskets.

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    Chocolate Tea Cakes

    Ana Lugo from NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ

    These Tea cakes really took the cake. I made then 3 days ago .my friends and son loved them too. Good job. I am making them again for xmas eve.

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    So Buttery!!

    Angie Dryden from EUGENE, OR

    These are delicious; the buttery/chocolate combo is great!!

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    Delightful.....and worth the effort

    Cheryl Quiroz from VALLEY VILLAGE, CA

    Great recipe...and they are amazing.....

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    Taste better then they look

    JENNIFER YOUNG from SOMERSWORTH, NH

    My niece discovered this recipe and it seemed very easy to make. Once they came out of the oven they looked just like they went in. For the 1st batch I used a cookie scoop and once cooked it looked like a raw piece of dough, but it was totally cooked. With each batch I tried rolling them into different types of balls and by the last batch I had resorted to slightly flattening the dough just to make it look like a cookie instead of a ball. Even though they looked different, they tasted fantastic. Especially with the melted chocolate on top. A huge hit with my family!

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    Delicious and EASY!!

    Lauren McGinty from Houston, TX

    I love this recipe, the cookies are easy to make and the drizzeled chocolate on top makes them look exceptional. Make these cookies right away!

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    chocolate chip Holiday Tea Cakes

    Sharlene Prust from CHILI, WI

    These are so easy and good. My daughter loves to help me roll them into a ball. They can be made with the Christmas morsels as well.

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    Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes

    Lisa Russell from METAIRIE, LA

    I made these at Christmas time and they were a hit. Even though there were not many left over for the next day, I think they tasted a little better then. We have another Christmas tradition!

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    delicious and easy

    christie kanno from Burnaby, BC

    These cookies were simple to make and were a hit during christmas!

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    Quite a hit

    av hurley from OMAHA, NE

    These cookies were part of our family's annual holiday cookie-baking marathon and they were quite a hit. They were easy and didn't have a huge list of ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/54 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 54 

  • 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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Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes

Ingredients

  • 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

 

Directions

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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