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Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies

Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies

Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies
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Course: Hand-Shaped Cookies, Ball CookiesCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy



Mini chocolate chips update this classic favorite that goes by so many names!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1-1/2 cups mini chocolate chips or finely chopped chocolate bar

  • 2/3 cup finely chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)

  • 2-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • additional powdered sugar


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Blend butter , sugar and vanilla until just mixed. Gradually add flour, cinnamon and nuts. Stir in mini chocolate chips.
  • Shape into 1″ balls and place 2″ apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool.
  • Allow to cool thoroughly before handling these too much because their melt-in-your-mouth texture means they are delicate. When cool, roll in additional powdered sugar. Store at room temperature.


  • This type of cookie is alternately referred to as a Snowball Cookie, Russian Tea Cakes, Russian Tea Cookies, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Butterball, and probably more!



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These were so yummy! Yes, they're dry, as the other reviews say, but they're supposed to be! We left out the cinnamon and nuts and accidentally added an extra 1/3 cup of chocolate chips, and I highly recommend that. We had fun rolling some of them in crushed candy canes and sugar. :) Get creative!
- A Baker
they're supposed to be dry, they're TEA cookies!
- A Baker
I was too dry for my taste. Easy to make, but to dry and it needed to be a little sweeter. Not bad though.
- A Baker
This was one of the most simplified and tasty recipes that I have ever made. The ingredients are wholesome (which means fattening) and thier as fun to make as they are tasty.
- John M Ross
I make them every year my family and friends love them. They are easy and wonderful to eat. Couldn't find my recipe this year to make them, so glad you had it posted. Found my recipe in a magazine years ago. Happy holidays!
- Patti Zimmer
Very disappointing, very very dry. I had to throw them out, no one would eat them. I kept checking to see if I left out an ingredient, but I did not.
- A Baker
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