How to Make Tea Cakes

Have you ever tried tea cakes? If not, you have definitely missed one of the most delicious treats on this planet. They taste really good and people of all ages can enjoy them whenever they feel a bit hungry.

If you are a mother, then you should certainly learn the recipe of tea cakes, as your children will love them. They do not take a lot of time to be baked and all the ingredients used are easily available in the market. You just need to follow some important steps carefully in order to enjoy this appetizing product.

Before going to the recipe, let’s just have a look at the ingredients and utensils required for making tea cakes.

1 cup butter, room temperature
1-1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
3/4 cup pecans, toasted and finely chopped
Additional confectioner’s sugar

Things you may need
3 mixing bowls
Handheld mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment
Sifter or sieve
Wooden spoon or large flat plastic spatula
Plastic wrap
2 baking sheets
Parchment paper
Shallow dish
Wire rack
Tins or airtight containers for storage (optional)


  • 1

    Mix one cup of butter with 1-1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar

    The first step is to take a bowl and pour one cup of butter in it. Then add 1-1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar to it and mix them to get a yellowish paste.

  • 2

    Add vanilla extract to the paste

    Once you get a yellowish paste, add one teaspoon of vanilla to it and then beat the newly formed combination for a few seconds.

  • 3

    Prepare the flour mixture

    Now, it is time to mix a few ingredients with flour in a new bowl. You can either split this process into two steps or finish it in one go. The latter idea is a better one, as it will help you save some precious time.

    Pour 2-1/4 cups flour into the bowl and add kosher salt to it. Mix it with hands and then pass through a sieve over the first mixture of butter and other ingredients.

  • 4

    Mix the dry and wet ingredients

    It is time to combine the flour mixture to the butter paste. Once that is done, you can spread over the pecans.

  • 5

    Wrap the newly formed mixture with a plastic cover

    Once everything is done, put over a plastic cover on the mixture and then allow it to cool down in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.

  • 6

    Shape the dough into small cookies and bake at 200 degrees Celsius

    After shaping the mixture into cookies, bake it for about 12 minutes into the oven and wait for them to cool down. Once the temperature is normal, your delicious tea cake is ready to be served.

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