These little cookies have a variety of names and interpretations. Tea cakes in the US typically refer to cookies.
Southern Tea Cakes Made with salt, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, butter, eggs, buttermilk, vanilla extract, flour, ground nutmeg oven
Tea Cakes (Cookies) Made with powdered sugar, cream of tartar, baking powder, baking soda, flour, vanilla extract, eggs, vegetable oil, margarine, sugar
English Tea Cakes Made with milk, baking powder, egg, salt, dried currants, sugar, butter, flour Cinnamon Tea Cakes Made with vanilla extract, cinnamon, confectioners' sugar, salt, flour, butter or margarine Elegant Tea Cakes Made with baking powder, flour, vanilla extract, cream, egg, sugar, butter