Tea and cookies just seem to go hand in hand. And a crumbly, buttery shortbread style cookie is the best sort. So it was with great excitement I noticed recipes appearing a couple of years ago that had tea in them. But I've never actually made any of those recipes.
When my sister became a Your Inspiration at Home consultant recently, and I
purchased half the catalogue hosted a party and got a pile of products, one of the products I chose was the London Fog tea leaves. I'd never even heard the term London Fog before, but as a long-time Earl Grey lover, I figured I couldn't go wrong with that choice. And a little bit of research showed me that London Fog is actually Earl Grey and vanilla. And my first Cate-invented cookie recipe was born.
250g butter, softened
2/3 cup icing sugar
1 1/3 cup plain flour
1.5tsp vanilla extract
2Tbs London Fog tea leaves, crushed
* cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
* add vanilla and tea, mix well
* add flour, mix until combined
* wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 30min
* roll out dough, cut shapes, place on lined trays
* bake 180°C for 14min
** adjust time depending on size of cookies