Earl Grey Tea Cookies

EARL GREY TEA COOKIES

Earl Grey Tea Cookies

Earl Grey Tea Cookies

Earl Grey Tea Cookies

I made Earl Grey tea cookies for a tea party that I hosted last Saturday. I was able to bake them several days before the party because they keep in the refrigerator. They were melt-in-your-mouth perfect. Everyone loved them. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 cup butter (salted or non salted)

½ tsp salt

¾ cups sugar (I replaced the sugar with stevia)

3 tbsp ground Earl Grey tea leaves (I ground them in a mini food processor, but you can use a mortar & pestle or anything else that grinds things up) Alternatively, you can open a couple of Earl Grey tea bags and use that.

Directions:

    1. Beat together the butter, sugar and vanilla. I use a mixer.
    2. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt and tea leaves.
    3. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Keep beating until all is smoothly mixed together.
    4. Place batter on a lightly floured surface. Form into two rolls, about twelve inches long.20160304_062119265_iOS
    5. Remove from refrigerator. On a cutting board, slice the rolls into approximately 2/3 inch slices. Place slices on an ungreased cookie sheet.
    6. Bake in a 375 degree F oven until cookies are golden brown at the edges – about 9 – 10 minutes. Just keep checking.

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Your Earl Grey tea cookies are done. They do taste of Earl Grey tea, but not in an overpowering way.

 

This Earl Grey tea cookies recipe works perfectly for any kind of tea, so try it with Matcha, green tea or any other tasty tea. I personally like to use Earl Grey because of the bergamot fragrance, but other types of tea are also delicious. You will receive all of the tea benefits in every bite.

“You can serve high tea around the dining room table, but afternoon tea is more of a living room occasion, with everything brought in on a tray or a cart.”
― Angela Hynes, The Pleasures of Afternoon Tea