Tea cookies

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So literal… making tea cookies flavored with tea and, with any luck, shaped like teabags. Pinteresty shenanigans.

I’m using this recipe, incredibly quick to put together in the food processor:


Earl Grey Tea Cookies

makes 2 dozen

1 cup all purpose flour 
1/4 cup sugar 
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 
1 tablespoon Earl Grey tea leaves* 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
1 teaspoon water
1/2 cup unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 375°F. Pulse together all the dry ingredients in a food processor until the tea leaves are pulverized.

Add vanilla, water, and butter. Pulse together until a dough is formed. Form the dough into a log onto a piece of wax or parchment paper. Wrap the paper around and roll the log smooth. Freeze now, or chill for at least 30 minutes.

When chilled, slice the log into 1/3 inch thick pieces. 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.

*One would think that expensive loose leaf tea would be best in this recipe. But I’ve actually gotten the best flavor with tea from cheap bags that I’ve ripped open. I think the leaves are more fine and flaky

I made one batch with very strongly scented but possibly too high-quality vanilla Earl Grey tea from Teavana, and one batch with about 1.5 Tbsp of the contents of some fairly cheap cardamom chai teabags from the Indian store.

Hoping to have them look like this, though I’ll probably skip the chocolate dipping.

update: they spread in the oven, looking more like those eco-teabags with no string, so for the cardamom chai batch I just sliced them up instead of shaping them and punching holes with a toothpick.


Written by orata

December 19, 2013 at 2:38 pm

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