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.

Georgia Tea Cakes|Cookies|Christmas Cookies

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

Georgia Tea Cakes|Cookies|Christmas Cookies
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

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

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