Every since, that I have been enjoying afternoon tea at Simply Tea in Aarhus, where I was introduced to cookies with tea leafs inside, I have been wanting to bake my own Earl Grey cookies. Now I have managed to find a starting recipe on a blog called "The More than Occasional Baker". I have made no changes at all to the recipe, well I decided only to bake ½ the amount, as my food processor is relative small.
The cookies has a wonderful taste between lemon zest and Earl Grey, so it is not the last time, that I will bake these cookies. Also my colleagues were big fans of these cookies.
Earl Grey cookies a la "The More than Occasional Baker":
- 130 g (cake) flour
- 40 g icing sugar
- 1 tablespoon of Earl Grey tea leafs
- ½ organic lemon - only the zest
- ½ teaspoon vanilla sugar
- 125 g cold butter (with salt) - cut in smaller pieces
- ½ teaspoon water
- Weight all the dry ingredients into the food processor and mix it thoroughly
- Add butter pieces and water into the dry ingredients, let the food processor mix, until a cookies dough is formed.
- Roll the cookie dough into a long roll on a piece of baking paper or cling film.
- Place the cookie dough cold in the refrigerator for minimum 30 minutes or longer.
- Heat up the (conventional) oven to 200'C
- Cut the cookie dough into slices of 6-8 mm.
- Place the cookie slices on the baking tray covered with baking paper.
- Bake the cookies at 200'C in the upper part of the oven for 10-12 minutes
- Let the cookies cool down, before they are stored in an airtight container.
- Enjoy together with a nice cup of Earl Grey tea :-)