Since April showers bring May flowers, I wanted to make a cookie perfect for spring time, thus the Earl Grey shortbread cookie was born! To make it even better, I created a light honey icing to top the shortbread with. A lot of people believe eating local honey helps with allergies, so why not figure out an extra yummy way to consume more honey?
These are now my go-to rainy day cookie. In the springtime it's so easy to be frustrated that we're stuck inside, especially if you live in Arkansas when the weather can be totally magical one moment and torrential the next. These cookies take the sting out of being stuck inside. Instead of lamenting the rain, celebrate it! Spend the day baking these wonderful cookies and then serve them while curled up with a good book or your favorite movie.
Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies
1 stick of unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
1 pack of earl grey tea
1 tsp of vanilla
So, turns out, tea isn't just delicious to drink, it's also a great way to add flavor to baked goods. These cookies sound fancy, but really they are some of the easiest cookies I've ever baked. Notice, there are only FIVE ingredients! FIVE!
First, cream the butter and sugar together. To do this, start with the butter softened and then mix the butter and sugar together until it forms a smooth and creamy mixture. Once the butter is creamed, you can incorporate the flour.
Pour a cup in at a time while still mixing. This is going to form a mixture that looks almost like little pebbles.
Lastly, mix in a bag of earl grey tea. For this, I just cut open a bag of tea and mixed that in and the vanilla. Kitchen hack? Oh yeah. If you have loose tea, instead of a bag, that works out to being about 1 and a half tablespoons of earl grey tea.
Now that the mixture is done, put in a non greased 8 X 8 pan.
Push down on the mixture to make it combine. Then sprinkle the top with a teaspoon of sugar. Cook at 300 for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
Bam! Easy shortbread cookies. The earl grey adds a great little touch to these shortbread cookies that are buttery and sweet.
Serve with fruit and whipped cream, or some ice cream, or eat just on their own. Wonderful with tea and wonderful with coffee. LUVV IT!
Happy eats my sweets!!