Monday, May 11, 2015

Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies


Shortbread is one of my favorite cookies to serve people. They're never too sweet and they can be dressed up in all kinds of different ways to be extra special. Not to mention the butter flavor. Everyone likes butter. Well, good people like butter. 

This is my latest favorite way to make shortbread. I had read about putting Earl Grey tea into cookie dough. As a tea lover I thought it was a crazy idea to put loose tea into a cookie. As I would read the recipes the thought of gritty tea in my teeth made me cringe bit. However, many pinterest reviews couldn't be wrong, and they weren't. 

These cookies are fabulous. 

I am not usually a lover of Early Grey tea. It's just not my cup of tea.

However, in these cookies it is just fabulous. The lightly smoky flavor of the tea really comes through and there is absolutely no grit. 

Not even a little bit. 


Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour 
2 teabags of Earl Grey tea


First, blend your softened butter with an electric mixer. Make sure it is light and fluffy. Then add in the sugar, and flour. Beat this for about 30 seconds on medium speed. 

Add in the flour and tea. Then mix by hand until the ingredients are just combined. 
 

 The dough will be a bit sticky, but don't be tempted to add more flour until you have let the dough chill. 


 You can either cover the bowl with plastic wrap or dump the whole pile into a sheet of the shiny stuff. Then let this chill for about 30 minutes to an hour. 


Take about 1 tablespoon of the dough and form a ball. Then squish the ball to form an even disk of the dough. 
 

Bake the cookies for about 10 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees just until the tops are barely golden.

These are just a perfect snack that will brighten your day!

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