I didn't realise I've got 3 boxes of earl grey tea sitting in my cupboard and since I have Martha Stewart's recipe for the longest time, I made these for tea.
It tasted more like shortbread than cookies and has this melt-in-your-mouth texture. I used Emborg butter and it came in 200g. Recipe calls for 220g and I was lazy to measure and cut out more butter so I just left it as it is. Also, I used only 3 tea bags instead of 2 tablespoons (approximately 6 - 8 tea bags) as I was worried the cookies may end up too bitter as I've reduced sugar slightly too. It has a nice mild earl grey taste but if I were to make them again, I'll probably use 4 - 5 tea bags.
Due to my camera setting, I get 2 different colours of these cookies. The actual cookies actually look more like the first 2 pictures posted.
(adapted from Martha Steward)
Makes about 8 dozen (I cut them into triangles and had 60+ cookies)
2 cups (250g) plain flour
3 tea bags finely ground Earl Grey tea leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
220g butter, softened
45g icing sugar
1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
- Whisk together flour, tea, and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
- Put butter, sugar, and zest in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low; slowly mix in flour mixture until just combined.
- Divide dough in half. Transfer each half to a piece of parchment paper; shape into logs. Roll in parchment to 1 1/4 inches in diameter, pressing a ruler along edge of parchment at each turn to narrow log and force out air. Transfer in parchment to paper-towel tubes; freeze 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 180C. Cut logs into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Space 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
- Bake until edges turn golden, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.
Wow... melt-in-the-mouth texture! They look really lovely.. ^^
Looks good....may try these soon...
Mmm, now I have an idea of what to do with the teas sitting in my cabinet. LOL!
Added your link to my blogroll. Have a nice weekend! Cheers!
These look wonderful. I've been wanting to try making earl grey tea cookies too.
Wishing you a great weekend.
This cookies must have very good smell!
This looks easy and simple. I still got some British tea at home, would like to try this.
This is best to have it with a cup of tea or coffee~
w0w nice post
I love the idea of using tea for cooking/baking. these cookies look delicious!
Wow... tea leaves in cookies.
Never tried this before. Wonder if it'll work with my other favourite teas too..
these look amazing! i just stumbled across your blog and am loving all of your baked good recipes. look forward to trying some in the near future :)
oh wow.thats a beauty.. looks very tempting and aromatic.
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