Today has been a good one for me. I got some study done, went for a quick run and then spoiled myself by getting a makeover done at the MAC store and bought some new powders and blush.
I also bought some more stationery which is exciting to me, but probably not to anyone else.
A few weeks ago I was on holidays from uni and got the chance to make a few recipes I had been dying to trial, this is one of them.
I'm a big Earl Grey tea fan. It's the only tea I drink (apart from green tea).
I'm also very specific about how I like my tea, one sugar and milk please!
Mr S said he liked these cookies but he didn't know what to drink with them. It seemed that having a drink flavoured cookie perplexed him!
I personally have no problem dipping an Earl Grey Shortbread Cookie into a nice warm Earl Grey tea!
Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies
Adapted from Little & Friday
1 1/2 C Flour
1/3 C Caster Sugar, plus more for dusting
1/2 t Vanilla Paste
1 T Earl Grey Tea Leaves
1 T Finely grated orange zest
150g Unsalted Butter, room temperature
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Sift flour into a bowl and add sugar, vanilla paste, Earl Grey leaves and orange zest and mix in together.
- Grate the butter into the flour mixture then mix with your hands until mixture resembles large crumbs.
- Press the mixture together firmly on top of a sheet of baking paper on your bench or work surface.
- Place another piece of baking paper on top and roll out mixture to about 1 cm thick.
- Cut into even sized pieces and carefully place on the baking tray.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until slightly golden.
- Once cookies are baked, remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle extra caster sugar on top.
- Leave cookies to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before placing on a cooling rack to cool completely.
1 C Icing Sugar
1/4 t Butter, room temperature
1/2 t Orange Zest
1 T plus 1 t Orange Juice
- Sift icing sugar into a medium sized bowl.
- Add butter, orange zest and juice and mix with a knife until icing is runny.
- Add more or less orange juice to taste and until it reaches a nice runny consistency that you can drizzles of cookies.
- Pour icing into a small snap lock bag and cut a small corner off, drizzle over cookies.
- Don't worry if the icing seems runny and wet, it will harden over time. I popped mine in the fridge for 15 minutes to make them nice and firm.