I was enjoying a cup at work the other day and was inspired to look up a recipe for Earl Grey Tea cookies. My friend Natalie (see her blog here: Soiree Bliss Event Planner Blog ) had an amazing cookie exchange party last year and I'm trying to get a jump on my cookie entry! I'm shameless!
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I cheated a bit, this photo is from Google Images. BUT mine really looked like this! We ate them before I could take their picture...mmmmmm
|Start with: 2 cups all purpose flour, 2 tablespoons loose Earl Grey tea leaves (I used 6 bags of the Twinning), 1/2 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and 2 sticks of room temperature butter|
|Pulse together flour, tea and salt until the tea is just spotted throughout the flour.|
|Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and butter. Pulse together just until a dough is formed.|
The best part about these cookies is the crumbly buttery texture and the light Earl Grey flavor. I had a few, OK four, before bed and didn't notice any effect from the caffeine. I made about 12 and put the roll into the freezer to make again when I have the desire.
How have I gone my whole life without making shortbread or even 'icebox' style cookies? So easy and so delicious? These are certainly a winner and will be made year round. Is it wrong to dip them into a lovely steaming cup of Earl Grey tea? Methinks not!
What are you favorite shortbread or icebox style cookies?
Next on Fabrycated Mom: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Perfect Ribs and (hopefully) Swedish Rye Bread