These cookies are truly flavorful and make wonderful gifts.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk flour, tea, and salt in a small bowl; set aside.

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  • Put butter, sugar, and orange zest in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low; gradually 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 the log and force out air. Transfer in parchment to paper towel tubes; freeze until firm, 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut logs into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Space 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment.

  • Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are golden, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.

Cook's Notes

This recipe can be halved easily. You can either grind the tea leaves in a small food processor or with a spice grinder.

Cook's Notes

Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 5 days.

Reviews (7)

60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2019
I made these for a party. I thought that there would be left overs, as they made a lot of cookies and they were mild flavored. Instead, they were so popular that there were none left over. I used eight tea bags of orange flavored tea and left out the orange flavoring. I will make these again, possibly with another flavored tea. Easy to make, beautiful looking and a nice, fresh taste.
Rating: Unrated
04/10/2016
I wish I had read all the comments before I made these cookies. While they turned out OK, 2 tablespoons is WAY too much tea. Next time I would cut it down to 1 tablespoon; I think 2 teaspoons would not be enough. Cookies were not too sweet, but I think I would add a bit of honey to add another depth of flavor.
Rating: Unrated
08/12/2013
These were so yummy! Really simple to make. Though I would add less sugar.
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08/11/2012
I baked this yesterday and it was just easy to work with. Love the creamy/buttery taste. Just wanted to share some tips here, I have infused the earl grey tea with butter instead. It works perfectly fine and the earl grey taste is not too overpowering as well.
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08/11/2012
I baked this yesterday and it was just easy to work with. Love the creamy/buttery taste. Just wanted to share some tips here, I have infused the earl grey tea with butter instead. It works perfectly fine and the earl grey taste is not too overpowering as well.
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01/29/2012
Baked this last night and this recipe yielded about 6 dozen cookies. It's rather delicate and melts in your mouth, and it is relatively simple to make. I added half a teaspoon of vanilla essence for a richer flavour, and rolled the logs with wax paper with a layer of aluminium foil on the outside. The burst of the flavour of earl grey tea is refreshing, and leaves you with a creamy/buttery after-taste. This recipe is worth a try!
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Rating: Unrated
12/24/2011
One of my favorite cookies. I use lavendar earl grey tea and make mini cookies-bite size and they are delish!! I am thinking of dipping edges in chocolate for next round.