Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Quintessental Tea Cookie - Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons loose Earl Grey tea leaves (2 tea bags were perfect)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature


In a food processor, pulse together the flour, tea, and salt, until the tea is just spotted throughout the flour. ( I do not have a large food processor so I just sifted the ingredients in my flour sifter and it worked great) 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.

These really are yummy!
The Earl Grey gives a bright, fresh taste to the shortbread.


Kim said...

Thanks for sharing this recipie. Earl Grey tea is one of my favorites and I'm so excited to try this recipie.


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said... I have got to try this. I adore Earl Grey Tea...yum!

Lisa said...

These look so yummy and I do love shortbread...It's so hard to mess it up! LOL! I will give these a try!

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of Earl Grey Shortbread cookies! I love the tea though and so will have to definitely give these a try!! Thank you for the recipe!
bee bleessed

Miss Gracie's House said...

Delish...I love shortbread!
THANK YOU for the sweet anniversary wishes...we had a wonderful time together.

Janna said...

I'm soooo making these this weekend!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Sounds fanTAStic!
I love the tea and can imagine hoe yummy the tea cookies will be.
Thanks for sharing!

Decor To Adore said...

Perfect for St. Paddy's Day!

I am contacting everyone as a reminder and an inquiry to see if they are attending the AZ blogger's luncheon on March 26th as I have to call the tea room on in the next few days with a head count.

Details are on the Monday (3-14) post of my blog.

If you are attending please leave a comment on that post.

Thank you and be blessed!