With everyone stuck inside, baking has become a way to pass time and breads and cookies seem to be the items people are gravitating to. I don’t blame them. Baking brings such a sense of calm and eating something you’ve made by hand is comforting in such a crazy time.
I LOVE a good London fog and a cookie from our local coffee shop. But, with that being a distant thing to have again, I decided to marry the two together in this simple cookie recipe that tastes UNREAL.
The Best and Easiest Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp earl grey loose tea (I emptied a few tea bags)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 confectioners sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- In a food processor, blend together flour, tea and salt until the flour looks spelled throughout with the tea.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until a dough has formed.
- Place dough on a piece of plastic wrap or a large beeswax wrap and roll with hands into a log about 3 inches wide.
- Wrap up and place in fridge for 30 mins.
- Remove from fridge and wrap and slice into medallions, about 1/3 an inch thick.
- place medallions onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in oven at 375 degree Oven for 12 mins.
- Cool on wire rack and enjoy with Tea or coffee.
I hardly ever follow recipes exactly so I thought I’d share the modifications I made and how the cookies turned out.
– I didn’t have a food processor so I used a blender just to blend the dry ingredients and then mixed the rest of the ingredients by hand. This worked fine to make the dough.
– I also used vegan butter and it held together pretty good.
– I didn’t have confectioners sugar so I used granulated sugar. I also used slight less than 3/4 cup because I don’t like overly sweet desserts.
Overall the texture and taste of the cookies is great!
Hi, I don’t have a food processor at home, just a small blender and a handmixer. Do you have a suggestion for how I can modify the directions?
Katie Rose says
I haven’t tried it in anything else, but just from baking over the years I would say using a hand mixer it would be easier than a blender. Sorry I’m not much help
Very excited to try this recipe! Could you just confirm if the 3/4 confectioners sugar is 3/4 cup? Thank you!
Katie Rose says