Easy Butter Tea Cakes

Butter cookies. (Howard Shooter/Getty Images)
Ratings (16)
  • Total: 22 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 36 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
94 Calories
6g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a simple tea cake recipe with butter, eggs, and other ingredients. Flatten the cookies with a glass dipped in sugar or vanilla sugar if you wish.


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat or grease lightly.

  2. Combine the sugar and butter in a mixer bowl, beating until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. In another bowl, combine flour, ​baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.

  3. Shape cookie dough into small balls. Arrange on the prepared cookie sheet. Press flat with the flat bottom of a glass. Optional: dip the glass in sugar before flattening each cookie.

  4. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes.

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