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Holiday cookies made with tea recipe

Holiday cookies made with tea recipe
Short bread tea cookies

Infusing tea into your holiday cookies can infuse a delightful and distinctive character into your time-honored cookie repertoire. Try this exceptional recipe for Earl Grey Tea Cookies, where the subtle, fragrant notes of Earl Grey tea harmoniously meld with the essence of a classic shortbread cookie, creating an exquisite blend of flavors that capture the spirit of the season.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons River City Grey tea leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. In a food processor, combine the Earl Grey tea leaves and 1/2 cup of the flour. Pulse until the tea leaves are finely ground. This will infuse the cookies with the tea flavor.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 1/2 cups of flour and the salt.

  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy. This may take about 2-3 minutes.

  5. Add the vanilla extract to the butter-sugar mixture and mix until well combined.

  6. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter-sugar mixture and mix until the dough comes together.

  7. Finally, add the Earl Grey tea-infused flour to the dough and mix until it's well combined. You can do this by hand or with your food processor, but be careful not to overmix.

  8. Roll the dough into a 1-inch thick log and wrap it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes. Chilling the dough will make it easier to handle and cut into cookies.

  9. After the dough has chilled, slice it into 1/4-inch thick rounds.

  10. Place the cookie rounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  11. Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies start to turn golden.

  12. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

These Earl Grey Tea Cookies are perfect for enjoying with a cup of tea during the holiday season. They have a delicate tea flavor and a buttery, crumbly texture that's sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Enjoy your tea-infused holiday cookies!

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