I ran across this delightful recipe on Pinterest and knew that I had to give it a try. You’ll find the author of this recipe, originally titled Downtown Abbey’s Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies, and the story behind it here.
Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies:
There are few roll out cookie recipes easier than this one! I was a little skeptical at first about making cookies without any wet ingredients, but they turned out perfect. Who knew?! These cookies practically melt in your mouth and the Earl Grey flavor is a nice addition. For those that don’t drink tea, Earl Grey has a slight citrus flavor that tastes so beautiful. I’m happily rating this recipe with 10 stars.
1 cup of butter, soft
1/2 cup powder sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 or 2 tea bags of Earl Grey tea leaves
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix until dough forms. Roll out onto a lightly floured surface and cut out with a cookie cutter.
Bake at 350 on a lined cookie sheet for 20-22 minutes or until edges are slightly brown.
I used only 1 tea bag when I tested the recipe. I found the Earl Grey flavor to be a light flavor in the background. It was good without being overwhelming. I could stand a stronger Earl Grey influence and expect to find a better balance with 1 1/2 bags next time. However, my husband who HATES tea ate half of my cookies…so I may just be leaving it well enough alone. 😉
“All the time I’ve known you, no one has made you happier, sadder, or angrier than Coop. I’m just in the background, a friend.” ~ In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin
Awwww…I just loved the quote.