Monday, May 14, 2012

Earl Grey Tea Shortbread Cookies

For Mother's Day I made my mom some Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies.  She really enjoys Earl Grey tea and Shortbread, so the two combined should be a wining combination!

I found this recipe from Martha and used some Earl Grey tea from Jacqueline's Tea House here in Freeport.  They came out nice and delicate, buttery with just a hint of citrus.   I have included the recipe and link below, enjoy!



Earl Grey Tea Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons finely ground Earl Grey tea leaves (from about 4 bags)
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest

Directions

  1. Whisk flour, tea, and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Put butter, sugar, and orange zest in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture until just combined.
  3. 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 the log and force out air. Transfer in parchment to paper towel tubes; freeze until firm, 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut logs into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Space 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment.
  5. Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are golden, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.

2 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

What a yummy looking recipe, I'm going to have to try this out! Thank you for sharing!

Michelle Somers said...

What a great combo as I love Earl Grey tea and who doesn't love cookies. Will try to make this one gluten free, it looks great. Thanks for the recipe.

Michelle