Jan 082016
 

This is a nice base recipe that you can add almost anything you like. I haven’t added nuts and fruits yet, but I will post how much I added when I do.

Try using a nice flavorful tea. I split the recipe in half and made half earl grey and half black dragon oolong. I’m trying spicy earl grey and chai next time!

I like to freeze these and thaw just one when I’m ready for tea. I tend to eat less that way.

Tea Cookies
Yields 48
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Ingredients
  1. 4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 4 tablespoons loose tea leaves
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  5. 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  6. 2 cups butter, room temperature
  7. Optional: Your choice of any of the following; chopped nuts, dried fruits, lemon zest, etc.
Instructions
  1. In blender (or food processor), blend together the flour, tea, and salt, until the tea is spotted throughout the flour. Pour into large bowl.
  2. Add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and butter to large bowl. Using hand mixer, mix until a dough is formed. (You can also use the food processor for this by adding the listed ingredients into the flour mixture and pulse until the dough is formed.)
  3. Place dough on a sheet of waxed paper, and roll into a log, about 2 1/2-inches in diameter. Twist each end to close.
  4. Chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. Slice the dough log into 1/3-inch thick cookie rounds. Place cookies on parchment lined baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake until cookie edges are light brown, about 12 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Notes
  1. I didn’t use the blender at all, so I wound up with large pieces of loose tea leaves in my cookies. I actually liked them that way. They had a small crunch without having any nuts. That’s why there are large black spots in the cookies pictured. Next time I’ll try using the blender or food processor and see how I like it.
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Christy is a writer, crafter, amateur photographer and enjoys sharing recipes. She also loves pushing buttons in Photoshop until her pictures magically look better.

Always looking for more work, Christy is currently editing her first book, finishing her second, blogging, guest blogging and making a nuisance of herself.

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