Earl Grey Short Bread Cookies

By Chef Bob V – Mississauga, ON
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Earl Grey Short Bread Cookies
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 60
  • Servings: 24
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About this Recipe

I will admit, when I first heard of the idea of adding tea leaves directly in a cookie I was VERY sceptical (and I am a tea lover)! But these turned out to be wonderful! Trust me, you will be pleasantly surprised!

Don't be alarmed by the picture,the recipe below makes about 2 dozen, I made these for a work related event and "scaled things up" a little.

Ingredients

2 cup AP Flour
2 tbsp Earl Grey Tea Leaves
1/2 tsp Salt
3/4 cup Confectioners Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 cup Butter - at room temp.

Directions

In a food processor, pulse together the flour, tea, and salt, until the tea is just spotted throughout the flour. Add the confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and butter. Pulse together just until a dough is formed. Place dough on a sheet of plastic wrap, and roll into a log, about 2 1/2-inches in diameter. Tightly twist each end of wrap, and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Slice the log into 1/3-inch thick disks. Place on parchment or silpat lined baking sheets, 2 inches apart (2 probably needed depending on size of sheets). Bake until the edges are just brown, about 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks and cool to room temperature.

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