Monday, November 17, 2008

EARL GREY TEA COOKIES
( Recipe and image from Martha Stewart.com)

Makes about 8 dozen
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
2 tablespoons finely ground Earl Grey tea leaves, (from about 8 bags)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 (8 ounce) sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest

Directions
Whisk together flour, tea, and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
Put butter, sugar, and zest in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low; slowly mix in flour mixture until just combined.
Divide dough in half. Transfer each half to a piece of parchment paper; shape into logs. Roll in parchment to 1 1/4 inches in diameter, pressing a ruler along edge of parchment at each turn to narrow log and force out air. Transfer in parchment to paper-towel tubes; freeze 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut logs into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Space 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
Bake until edges turn golden, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.

6 comments:

willow said...

Oh, now don't these look unique and elegant?! So very "tea society"! I have never made a
"Martha" recipe that wasn't wonderful.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Well. Yum.

Betsy said...

Wow...and you wouldn't even have to dunk them since they've got the tea already in them! Love the packaging, too.

steviewren said...

How you made them Rebecca? How do they taste. They sure are picture perfect looking. Desserts made by me are always messy..but tasty.

Lavinia said...

Rebecca I knew there was something I forgot to do this weekend....i.e. make these cookies. I saw this recipe when you posted it earlier this week and was intrigued...I think I printed it out at work and forgot it there. Must remedy that....

rochambeau said...

Sounds exotic and delicious.