Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Earl grey cookies
I love earl grey tea. I drunk it for the first time about 4 years ago, and I've loved since then. I would love to try Twinings or Celestial seasonings and compare it to Lipton, Akba, and Supremo (Chilean brand), but they are really expensive! I first saw a recipe for earl grey tea cakes, and thought if there would be any for cookies. Anyway, it is quite simple. You can use a cookie recipe you like and add as much tea as you want. The tea gives them a crunchy element that is quite nice, and I think the speckled aspect it gives to the cookies is beautiful.
175 gr butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 tsp bergamot essential oil (I don't think this is sold in my country. I added 1 tsp of lime zest)
2 1/4 cups flour
3 bags earl grey tea
1. Preheat oven to 180° C.
2.Cream butter and sugar.
3. Add bergamot essential oil (or lime/lemon zest) and earl grey tea. Mix to incorporate.
4. Add flour and form the dough.
5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
6. Roll out dough and cut in any shape you like.
7. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
I've been a bad blogger, I apologize for that. Sadly you'll have to get used to it, because tomorrow I go back to classes. I'm willing to post something every Saturday, no failing. I'll try to keep it as a promise.