Personal | Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

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I found a recipe for Earl Grey shortbread cookies online and was VERY intrigued. Earl Grey is probably my favourite tea EVER (I love London Fogs :] Mmmm). This recipe was found in Canadian Living. Supposedly it yields 60 cookies, but I only got 20. My cookie cutter was also only *barely* larger than what they suggested (2.5″x1.5″ instead of 2″x1″) Recipe at the bottom of this post! 🙂

Pre-baked cookies. I cut them in mitten shapes (because I made these for a knitting party!) Witty? You bet ;D Haha.

Right out of the oven. They smelled like EG tea 🙂

A partially eaten cookie…

So here’s the recipe (it made 20 for me):

– 3/4 cup of unsalted butter (softened)
– 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
– 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground Earl Grey tea leaves
– 1/2 teaspoon of orange zest
– 1 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
– 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
– 1/2 teaspoon of salt

1. In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, tea leaves & orange zest
2. Stir in flour, cornstarch & salt
3. Knead to make a smooth dough
4. Roll to 1/4″ thickness and cut using cookie cutter
5. Place on parchment paper; chill for 30 minutes
6. Prehead oven to 325F and bake for 14-16 minutes
7. Cool on pan for 5 minutes; cool completely on rack

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