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Saturday, May 26, 2012
Earl Grey Tea Cookies...Wonderful!
I came across a new cookie recipe yesterday and had to bake a batch straight away. Actually, as always, I doubled the batch and I'm happy I did. Doubled, it yielded only about 30 or so cookies and I like to share. At left is the basket I dropped at my neighbor's doorstep for a little surprise treat.
Earl Grey is one of my favorite teas, and though you can taste something a little different in the shortbread like cookie, I don't think you'd guess it was tea. If you like shortbread bake up a batch for yourself and your friends and family. You'll be happy you did!
Ingredients: 1 cup all purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup confectioners sugar 1 tablespoon Earl Grey tea 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon water 1/2 cup unsalted butter (I used I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Cubes)
Preheat oven to 375°F. Place the tea in a blender or food processor and pulse until the tea becomes a fine powder. Mine took approx. 15 seconds.
Place the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and add the tea.
Mix until the mixture becomes doughy.
Place the dough on a piece of wax paper or parchment and roll it into a log until smooth. Chill for 30 minutes (I placed mine in the freezer for the length of time it took to clean up the blender and ready my cookie sheets), then cut the log into 1/3 inch slices.
Place the slices on baking sheets and bake until the edges are just brown, about 12 minutes.
Allow the cookies to cool on the sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks.
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