Indulge in a special High Tea this long Easter weekend with my simple, unfussy Earl Grey Tea cookies recipe, with a delightful cup of Tea.
(Serving size – 20)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp Earl Grey tea (approx 5 tea bags)
1 tbsp finely grated orange zest
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, orange zest and vanilla. In a separate bowl, blend flour, baking powder, tea and salt. Add half of flour mixture to butter mixture and stir. Add remaining flour mixture and mix together until dough becomes soft enough to roll in your hands. Place on a floured board and roll out flat to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Cut into 3 x 3 inch squares and bake on a greased sheet for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Total preparation time is about 70 minutes.
These crispy and buttery cookies, with a nice orange tea spice, are best served freshly baked, with a hot cup of black tea!