Saturday, May 19, 2012

Earl grey shortbread cookies

These shortbread cookies were inspired by the Earl Grey Cupcake from Mister Nice Guy CupcakesThey're not too strong, so even if you're not a fan of earl grey tea, you might still like these!
They just have a subtle earl grey flavour that comes out when you bake them, and a hint of lemon.

I used this recipe from Martha Stewart, and just replaced/added a couple of ingredients.

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons finely ground Earl Grey tea leaves (from about 4 bags)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegan margarine 
1/2 cup coconut oil (or shortening), softened, but not fully melted
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 180˚C (350˚F).
Whisk together flour, tea, and salt in a small bowl.
Put margarine, coconut oil, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat for a few minutes until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to low and gradually mix in flour mixture until just combined.
Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a log, 3 - 5cm in diameter, on baking paper or glad wrap. Put the logs in the freezer for half an hour till they are firm.
Cut logs into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Space 1 inch apart on baking sheets.
Bake cookies for 12 – 15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are golden. Let cool completely on wire racks.


  1. O man!I wish I had some of these now! Katie your the best! You know Im going to have cookies in our new bakery. When you get back you are going to have lots of fun making different things like this in a nice big bakery kitchen all to your self!