Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes Recipe -
Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes Recipe
  • READY IN 37 mins

Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 54 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    37 mins


  1. PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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  • 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 04, 2004

I found this recipe years ago and have been making them ever since. My family raves about these and insists I make them every year for Christmas. They are so easy to make but look like you put a lot of effort into them. The only change I have made is to use mini morsels. I think the mini chips look nicer and are all you need if you have the drizzled chocolate on top.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 18, 2002

These look very good. I tried them today and found it very difficult to keep the dough together to make the balls for baking. I ended up putting the dough in a 9x13 pan and baking that way. The cooked cookie fell apart after cooling. Unable to enjoy them at all. I did taste it using a spoon and they are delicious but...


17 Ratings

Dec 23, 2003

These cookies were good except that they exploded in your hands. MAke them small enough so you can eat them in one bite. Otherwise great cookies.

Dec 02, 2005

Have made these for several years. We love them! The first time I made them we thought they were too sweet with the chocolate melted on top so the next time and ever since I just put all the chips in the dough. With a tall glass of milk ~ this is heaven! I also use the mini chips as someone else mentioned instead of the regular size chips. My kids ask for these more than any other cookie.

Dec 09, 2003

Worked great for me. Just be sure to cut a tiny hole in the ziplock in order to drizzle the chocolate in finer lines.

Aug 11, 2007

My Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes came out fantastic! Made them just like the recipe said and everything! They were a hit at the cookie party and can't wait to make them again! I found that if you use like a melon baller, they come out a bit smaller but they're bite size and don't fall apart as much as they do if you made them regular cookie sized.

Dec 14, 2005

This cookie is FANTASTIC and very very easy!! I think they have just taken the place of the ordiary chocolate chip cookie in this house. They have definitely found a place in my holiday baking. YUMMY

Jan 29, 2008

these were by far my favorite cookie this season


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  • Calories
  • 92 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

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

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