Cinnamon Tea Cakes

December 15th, 2010

Dimah - - Cinnamon Tea Cakes 3

I made these cookies for Eid Al-Adha, they are similar to cherry tea cakes but the flavor combination here is cinnamon and walnuts (or pecans) – very tasty :)

Let’s make Cinnamon Tea Cakes: - Cinnamon Tea Cakes 1

Heat oven to 325°F (163 °C).

1, 2. In large bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.

3, 4. Add flour, walnuts, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and salt; mix well. - Cinnamon Tea Cakes 2

5, 6, 7. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 325°F (163 °C) for 14 to 16 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool 3 minutes or until slightly cooled.

8. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix coating ingredients. Roll warm cookies in coating. Cool 15 minutes or until completely cooled. Re-roll cookies in coating. - Cinnamon Tea Cakes 4 - Cinnamon Tea Cakes 5 - Cinnamon Tea Cakes 6 - Cinnamon Tea Cakes 7 - Cinnamon Tea Cakes 8

Cinnamon Tea Cakes

From: Betty Crocker / Servings: 60 Cookies
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1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 cup (226 g) butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup finely chopped or
ground walnuts

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt


1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

Heat oven to 325°F (163 °C).

In large bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.

Add flour, walnuts, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and salt; mix well.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 325°F (163 °C) for 14 to 16 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool 3 minutes or until slightly cooled.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix coating ingredients. Roll warm cookies in coating. Cool 15 minutes or until completely cooled. Re-roll cookies in coating.

Notes and Tips

I halved the recipe, and got more than 40 cookies (my cookies are small in size).

I used pecan instead of walnuts.

I added more cinnamon to the dough than recommended (remember that I halved the recipe, so cinnamon should be 1/4 tsp but I added about 1/2 tsp), but that depends on your likeness.

Instead of shaping the dough into 1 inch ball, I shaped the dough into balls and made each ball equals to 4 grams, and that’s much better to get equal sizes.

I didn’t do the last step of coating as suggested. I prepared the coating by mixing powdered sugar and cinnamon and dusted the cookies before serving them only.

Betty Crocker Tips:
Kitchen Tip: Use a small or mini-food processor to grind the nuts. Pulse the nuts until they are fine pieces, but do not over-process them to a powder.
Storage Tip: Store cooled cookies at room temperature in an airtight container, or freeze them for up to three months. To freshen thawed cookies, roll them in additional cinnamon-sugar.

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76 Responses to “Cinnamon Tea Cakes”

  1. Cherine says:

    How cute, they’re perfect with a cup of tea!

  2. Umm Mymoonah says:

    Wow! They look so cute and lovely.

  3. Tanvi says:

    These look very soft and melt in the mouth kind. Mouthwatering & fragrant cakes :)

  4. Rosa says:

    So flaky and buttery! Those cookies are made for me (I’m a cinnamon lover).



  5. Gerald says:

    Simply tiny and tasty treats..with walnuts and cinnamon. Cinnamon is a good antioxidant. should try it

  6. Swathi says:


    Cinnamon tea cakes looks awesome. love it. You are a pastry queen.

  7. rebecca says:

    yum you make the best treats

  8. Adelina says:

    I can see this being addicting and tasty. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. hayatcemresi says:

    Dear Dimah,how are you?
    So delicious your cookies.

  10. briarrose says:

    Lovely treat. These nibbles look so tasty.

  11. hi
    looking so beautiful and tempting.presentation is suparb

  12. Kim-Liv Life says:

    I simply love the name of these! It could be someone’s blog title even.
    And the cookie itself looks wonderful. Most anything with cinnamon is popular with us… I’ve printed it!

  13. thank you Dimah :)
    cinnamon in the cookies love it

  14. Lisa H. says:

    Wow… I must try one of your cookies one of these days… looks very inviting :)

  15. tigerfish says:

    Look at all these cuties :)

  16. Becky says:


    thanks for visiting my Tea Party post. these cookies would be perfect.

  17. They’re so gorgeous and dainty! :D

  18. Saras says:

    Cookies is cute & very inviting…

  19. Simply Life says:

    Oh those are so cute!

  20. Love the buttery flavor and cinnamon in them, greatly presented….

  21. Lisa says:

    Dimah, these are perfect. I love mini bites that I can just pop in my mouth.

  22. Claudia says:

    Just melt-in-your mouth scrumptious. Reminds me of wedding cakes – with lovely cinnamon.

  23. Tamanna says:

    mmmmm cinnamon cookies! sounds divine and looks delicious dimah!

  24. lovely tea cakes! your blog is really pretty, so beautiful to the eyes. and i also love what you include in your photos like the stitches on the handkerchief. it’s so dainty :)

  25. says:

    I love cinnamon and these look very tasty!!! (^_^)

  26. Joyti says:

    They sound wonderful…you had me at ‘tea cakes’…and they look so soft and perfect for the cooler weather.

  27. This is great with coffee! The batter is so versatile!

  28. Those tiny little cinnamon cookies looks wonderful ! and thx for step by step sahring :D

  29. Mateja says:

    What a beautiful presentation! What a taste bud tingeling combination- cinnamon for excitment and nuts for comfort!

  30. RavieNomNoms says:

    Great idea! Love the recipe!

  31. Tes says:

    These cinnamon tea cakes look so gentle and comforting. I need to try it :)

  32. Beautiful and dainty, and perfect for a tea party!

  33. Sarah Naveen says:

    Sounds great!! looks so cute and yummy!!

  34. A perfect tea treat! You’ve done it again!

  35. I love how tiny these cookies are, means I could eat more of them :)

  36. grazi says:

    miammm!! they look grate!!!

  37. Cindy says:

    It’s afternoon snack time!

  38. These cookies look so buttery! I love the addition of cinnamon.

  39. aipi says:

    so your presentation!

  40. Ah… me i would never eat them….:D too cute!

  41. Raina says:

    These look just perfect, and with the flavors you have used, they sound delicious. You have so many wonderful cookies that I want try try. I must make them soon. Thank you:)

  42. Reeni says:

    These are lovely little tea cakes with the cinnamon spice flavor! Perfect to go with a hot cup of tea!

  43. Yummy! My family used to make something similar for Christmas every year, only they called Russian tea cakes and rolled in powdered sugar.

    Dimah, I have an award for you at my blog :)

  44. these cookies are just perfect, perfect to hide one by one in my mouth :)))

    hope you’ll have a wonderful week

  45. Fathima says:

    love these cuties! I should start trying these cute cakes from ur blog!

  46. Fragolina says:

    I love cinnamon, they are perfect with a cup of black coffee…

  47. Malar Gandhi says:

    They look cute and inviting, perfect for tea time snack:)

  48. Io non ho mai assaggiato questi dolcetti….
    e credo proprio che andrò a farli:)
    Hugs and Merry Christmas:)

  49. Dimah they look absolutely delightful! wow !!

  50. Everytime I pass by, you have a special recipe to share with us! Thanks Dimah!! I know that Eid Al-Adha is a special time of the year, so this cookies should taste special, too…

  51. Namitha says:

    Utterly butterly delicious…

  52. fooddreamer says:

    They are so pretty and since I love walnuts, I would love these!

  53. Yum, how soft, sweet and fragrant these would be. They look just lovely Dimah.

  54. Katerina says:

    I just love cinnamon and you can tell from the many times I use it in my cooking and baking. These bite size treats look perfect for me.

  55. pierre says:

    definitely what I would like to eat right now !!Pierre

  56. I absolutely can’t resist anything with cinnamon. Cinnamon and cardamom are my all time favorite flavours.
    Lovely cookies!
    *kisses* HH

  57. Yum! These sound so tasty:)

  58. Joanne says:

    i am a HUGe fan of cinnamon in every baked good! these look delicious and like the perfect tea time treat

  59. Lovely little spicy bites! I cannot resist cinamon sweets :-)

  60. Looks yummy…
    bises from France

  61. Dimah everything you make looks so dainty and perfect! I love all these cute, petite treats. So much more appetizing than huge portions. Thank you for posting beauty everytime. It’s like a perfect window shopping trip!

  62. Anna's Table says:

    Cinnamon is a nice touch for these melt in your little bites. It would be nice to have one just about now with a nice cup of tea.

  63. Cook is Good says:

    Stunning one-bite tea cakes!
    We follow you on facebook as well from today! Giorgia & Cyril

  64. Wow these are so gorgeous! Cinnamon is my favorite spice so I would just LOVE these. They look amazing. I’m always impressed with how talented you are. Your recipes look delicious and your photos are stunning! :)

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  66. subhie says:

    lovely li spicy bites,,,frst time ur collections v cuisine more me to try..will keep try ur recipes.glad to follow u!

  67. Juliana says:

    Dimah, these tea cakes are so cute…lovely photo :-)

  68. looks so pretty… anything with cinnamon would be a sure winner.

  69. looks wonderful…wish you and your family a very happy & a prosperous new year..

  70. Maya says:

    These are adorable cookies, look so buttery.

  71. Lori says:

    THese look so good. I am bookmarking these!

  72. Eva says:

    Oh wow!! Those are so cute, and they sound delicious! My friend and I were thinking of throwing an old-fashioned tea party once the weather heats back up, I’ll definitely be including these on the menu.

  73. Ambreen says:

    You have a very nice blog.Thanks for visiting me and for your nice words on my kababs recipe.Lovely cookies recipe…Your pictures are so good.Thanks for sharing!

  74. Sukaina says:

    Thanks for visiting my space so I got a chance to discover your site. I love anything with cinammon so this tea cake is right up my alley!

  75. Medeja says:

    Very nice cakes for tea time, your treats with tea all look so amazing :)

  76. Lovely presentation on these cinnamon tea cakes. They look similar to Russian Tea Cakes and/or Mexican Wedding cakes. Absolutely perfect with coffee or tea. :)