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


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


  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.


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.