Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins
Allow an extra 30 minutes to chill the dough. From Real Simple (May 2005)
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons earl grey tea leaves, from approximately 6 tea bags
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces (using margarine instead will make this vegan, although I think it would really change the flavor and)
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- Pulse together all the dry ingredients in a food processor until the tea leaves are pulverized.
- Add vanilla, water, and butter; pulse together until a dough is formed.
- Divide the dough in half, placing each half on a sheet of plastic wrap.
- Roll each half into a 12-inch log.
- Wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
- Slice each log into 1/3 inch thick pieces.
- Place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper or foil, 2 inches apart.
- Bake until the edges are just brown, about 12 minutes.
- Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks.
WOW! I'm so glad to have found this recipe... it is so easy and quick!!! I switched the Earl Grey with a Pacific-Sun tea blend (I think it is a black tea mixed with citrus, roses, and other stuff). I subbed the vanilla for almond extract which was phenomenal! After baking for 10 minutes, they came out wonderfully moist with a slight crunch. I grind all the dry ingredients together and store them in an airtight jar. That way, whenever I want cookies, all I have to do, is add 1 cup of butter and 1 tsp each of extract and water (which are always at hand) for 3 cups of dry ingredients. Could make a really nice gift too. Thanks a bunch for this treasure of a recipe!
Really yummy! I didn't have earl grey, so I used regular black tea and added the zest from one lime. They turned out really well- I gave them as a thank you gift and got an email 20 minitutes after delivering them, begging for the recipe! -Very short-bready, with a little something different. Probably good rolled in sugar prior to baking...
These cookies are amazing!! I used a lavender Earl Grey, and didn't have white sugar so used light brown sugar, and they turned out fantastic!