My favourite teas include Chai, Earl Grey, Assam and good old English Breakfast.
I fell in love with the Earl Grey after Dorothy introduced me to an instant tea milk mix. We can hardly find that same drink in any supermarket shelves anymore, but after drinking that, my Earl Grey teas are almost always married to milk! With the exception of me having a delicious cake or pie, then it’ll be just a fresh brew of Earl Grey to compliment the sweetness.
I’m always curious how tea would be like in cakes or cookies. I stumbled upon this recipe recently. Looked simple and yummy I had to try it out ;)
Earl Grey Tea Cookies
makes 2 dozen – adapted from the kitchn’s recipe above
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon Earl Grey tea leaves (used 2 bags of Twinings, the leaves were fine enough to be used in this recipe)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon water
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Mix together butter, sugar, vanilla, sugar, tea leaves and water (You can just use a spatula for this). Add in the flour and mix until everything comes together.
3. At this step, you can either – 1) Form the dough into a log onto a piece of wax or parchment paper. Wrap the paper around and roll the log smooth. OR 2) place dough in a ziplock bag, and using your fingers, press the dough to about 1/4 inch.
4. Chill the dough for about an hour. You can also freeze this and bake it another day.
5. Remove chilled dough from fridge / freezer. If you rolled them into logs, slice them about 1/4 inch thick. If you placed them into the ziplock, cut away the ziplock bag – with the dough you can either use cookie cutters, if not you can do as I did and slice them into rectangles.
6. Place on baking sheets and bake until the edges are just brown, about 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks.
7. Eat. Or store them in airtight containers :D
This cookies smell great out of the oven. It filled the house with a buttery, floral scent that came from the tea. It’s oh so good with tea… <3