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Georgia Tea Cakes

Simple and Easy Christmas Cookies

Buttery and Delicious Georgia Tea Cakes

If you’re looking for a simple and easy Christmas Cookie that tastes delicious, too, this is it! 

I know Christmas is right around the corner in my house when I start my Christmas Baking.

Decadent treats are amazing but sometimes, you just want a little something that’s not quite as dense as shortbread but still with a buttery flavor and something that’s not too heavy or sweet.

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You want something a little lighter.  If that’s the kind of cookie you’re looking for then Georgia Tea Cakes are the answer.  When I made these the other day my oldest son said it wasn’t what he was expecting but that that was a good thing. He said it wasn’t overwhelmingly sweet and he didn’t feel like he needed to stop with just one.  I like them with coffee, the kids like them with milk and I’m pretty sure Santa would like them as well.

Light and buttery George Tea Cakes - Christmas Cookie Recipes from

 *Adapted from Have Yourself a Homemade Christmas

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Yield: 36 Cookies

Georgia Tea Cakes ~ A Light and Sweet Christmas Cookie

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This is an easy, simple, and delicious Christmas Cookie recipe. Georgia Tea Cakes are buttery, light, and airy.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • Colored Sugars


  1. Mix together sugar, butter, vanilla, egg and milk.
  2. Stir in enough flour to make a stiff dough.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets; sprinkle with colored sugar.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 9 to 10 minutes.
  5. Center should be soft when cooled.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 110Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 12mgSodium 231mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 0gSugar 6gProtein 2g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment below or share a photo on Instagram and tag #thehowtohome to let me know!

I look forward to baking these every year and my family looks forward to eating them. 

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Friday 20th of December 2013

The cakes look amazing!

Maryann @ Domestically Speaking

Thursday 19th of December 2013

They look amazing Mary Beth!! I'm adding this to our baking list next week.

Deborah Wilkins

Wednesday 18th of December 2013

Mary Beth:

I want to try this recipe this weekend. Quick question - the cookies look frosted in the picture. Are they? If so, what kind of frosting? Merry Christmas and best wishes for a great 2014! Thanks!

Mary Beth

Wednesday 18th of December 2013

Hi Deborah,

The cookies are only sprinkled with sugar before putting them into the oven; no frosting at all. :)

Merry Christmas to you as well and a Happy New Year!

Mary Beth

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