Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies


Tenille Crowe, Editor, What's Trending writer

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons loose Earl Grey tea leaves (or two tea bags broken open)

½ tsp salt

¾ cup confectioners’ sugar

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 cup butter, room temperature

Mix together the flour, tea, and salt in a food processor until the tea is just mixed throughout the flour. Then add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and butter. Pulse just until a dough is formed, be sure not to over mix. Place the dough on a sheet of plastic wrap, and roll into a log, about 6cm in diameter. Chill the dough log in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Slice the log into 1cm thick disks. Place on parchment lined baking sheets, (You’ll probably need 2 depending on size of sheets). Bake until the edges are starting to brown, about 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks and cool to room temperature. They taste amazing on their own but if you want to kick things up a notch you can try out a glaze.

For the glaze:

1 ½ cup confectioner’s sugar

½ tsp. vanilla

¼ cup milk

Mix the three ingredients together, adding more milk if necessary. Then either dip the cookies into the glaze or drizzle the glaze on top.  Let it set and then enjoy.