Earl Grey Tea Cookies

>> Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Psst..kid. Wanna cookie? Yes? Come on, I know you do!

How can anyone say no to a cookie? A simple, harmless cookie. One will definitely not break your new years resolution to lose weight. I promise. 6 cookies however..well, I can't guarantee anything! I guess it's a good thing that my resolution wasn't to avoid cookies!

I pulled this recipe out of Martha Stewart's Cookies. I adore Martha (don't worry Jamie, I love you more) and she definitely has some easy cookies that really do look fancy! These cookies would be perfect for a bridal shower or springtime scrapbooking afternoon, their shortbread-y texture and flavour are delicate and just plain lovely.
Definitely not meant for the Stanley Cup finals, but then again, who am I to judge?! ;)

Earl Grey Tea Cookies
(Adapted from Martha Stewart's Cookies)

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp finely ground earl grey tea (between 6-8 teabags..I used vanilla earl grey tea)
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp finely grated orange zest (I used lemon zest)
  • (I added 2 tbsp of water because it seemed it wasn't blending/sticking together enough)


  1. Mix butter, orange zest and icing sugar with mixer until light and fluffy (approx. 3 mins)
  2. Whisk flour, salt and tea in a separate bowl until blended.
  3. Add the flour mix slowly into the butter mixture until all combined.
  4. Divide dough in half. Shape into logs and roll in parchment paper. (For Martha Stewart accuracy, force rolled log into empty paper towel roll... I'm not that fussy)
  5. Put rolls in the freezer until firm
  6. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  7. Remove log and slice into 1/4" thick pieces.
  8. Place on cookie sheet & bake for 13-15 minutes.

Enjoy with...you got it, tea! :)


Anonymous,  12 January 2010 at 17:30  

Damn great shots Melanie I love the recipes must try a few out. Will let you know how I get on!

Rick ;)

nica ha 13 January 2010 at 07:34  

If I'm just using regular earl grey tea, am I thinking right that a dash of vanilla might do me some good? :)

Webgrrl74 13 January 2010 at 08:15  

Hey Nica Ha....I think that'd be a nice touch, but then drop half a tbsp of water if you need it. :)

Let me know how they turn out!

Kelly 13 January 2010 at 15:58  

These sound delicious. I'm a big tea drinker, especially if there are cookies involved.

Great shots as well!

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