Earl Grey Tea Cookies
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- 150g Butter, softened
- 100g Icing sugar
- 1 Egg yolk
- 60g Ground almond
- 200g Plain flour
- 50g Fresh milk
- 2 Earl grey tea bag
- Heat up fresh milk (not boiled and off heat), add Earl Grey tea leaves in it. Cover and leave to cool then run Earl Grey tea through a sieve and set aside (keep the tea leaves).
- Beat butter and icing sugar till light and fluffy. Add in egg yolk and mix well.
- Slowly add in Earl Grey tea and mix till combined (add one to two tablespoon of plain flour into it if batter is too wet).
- Add in the remaining tea leaves and mix well.
- Mix plain flour and ground almond together and pour into the batter in two batches and mix well to a soft dough with a rubber spatula.
- Put soft dough into a plastic bag, press flat and place soft dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes or freezer for 10 minutes.
- Take out dough from refrigerator and knead it to a soft dough again (do not over knead) and fill into piping bag fitted with a star tip half full. Pipe out cookies onto the prepared trays (you can use cookie press if you prefer).
- Bake at preheated oven 180C for about 13-15 minutes until the cookies are lightly golden.
- Leave cookies to cool on wire rack and store them in an airtight container.
OMG, these cookies are screaming for me! Ann, I'm a huge fan of Earl Grey & will certainly use this recipe if I ever bake 🙂
gosh earl grey and almonds are perhaps one of my favorite combinations! I think I'll add some lemon zest as I love a slice of lemon in my tea, so I bet in the cookie it'll taste as good!
Great idea Janine ♥ I love to add some lemon zest too 🙂
Great looking scrumptious cookies..
Hi Ann, have you found any way to stop these cookies from becoming soft after 1-2 days? It looks delicious but the thought of it softening is stopping me from trying. Do the softened cookies taste laohong or just not as crunchy?
Hi Tiffany, These cookies were not crunchy due to the milk added. You can omit adding the milk and just add the tea leaves in the dough.
Beautiful cookies…..err, can send me some for tea ah?
Hi Ann, this is a very special recipe. I can imagine the crispness and earl grey tea fragrance of the cookies. Im sure these cookies gone soon after coming out from the oven.
I am curious about using actual tea leaves in cookies, I will try this if I have the time, looks delicious!
Tea cookies perfect for tea time or in fact, anytime! 😀
I love that you added the tea directly to the dough this is a must try recipe
Ohhhh ! It looks buttery , yummy and gorgeous ! Just love it that it's flavored with tea ! Awesome photos as always , Ann !
I tasted some tea cookies from HK and I like it a lot. Ur recipe just come in handy. Thanks.
wowow!!! yummy!!!! all your cookies look so crunchy so delicious!!!! can i pinch some :p
Seriously, these cookies are drop dead gorgeous. Going to try these soon. When I have the earl grey tea as suggested 🙂
They look delicious..MouthwateringAarthihttp://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/
Wow, these came out gorgeous! I can only imagine the subtle flavoring from the tea leaves 🙂 These would go great with coffee or tea!
One of my favorite teas…and what gorgeous cookies!! You had to put that extra touch. =)
They look gorgeous Ann!
Cherry Potato,谢谢你!这饼干真的很好吃。有空一定要试试看哦 🙂
Hi Ann, I made these cookies today omitting the milk portion but all other ingredients remained the same. I have slightly powdered the earl grey. Used a cookie cutter since the dough is manageable without the milk portion. The cookies turned out wonderful and crispy with the tea grey aroma still very strong. Definitely will repeat this again. Thks Ann for a wonderful recipe !!
You’re most welcome, Chin Jeck Fei! 😀
Hi Ann, i have not baked with tea before and these cookies look so delicious with my fav tea! I cant wait to try baking them! Is it possible to substitute some plain flour with potato starch for a melt in the mouth texture? Pls advise. Thanks!
Hi Evelyn, These cookies will turn soft the next day. You can add some corn flour into it and 1.5 tsp of baking powder and see how is the result.
Oh goodness, Ann. They look delightful! Your step by step images are greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for sharing…
i have tried making this and the taste is juz….. Fabulous! it's so crisp and the aroma of the cookie… yum yum…
but after it's cool down and stored into airtight container, n left it to the next day, my cookies turned soft, as if it was not covered at all..
n when i did the baking, i baked it for 15mintues @180 degree till golen brown..
I have no idea why, does that happen to yours?
Benny, We finished off the cookies the next day and its was a little soft after putting them in the container. You can try to bake another 2-3 minutes longer. Hope this helps.
These look really good. So would you have these with a cup of tea? 🙂 I would!!
Stunning photos! The cookies look delicious!
I never have tea cookies b4, they look very tasty! Yum yum! Ann,is there a strong CNY atmosphere in S'pore? Any special plan on this CNY?
Jessie,You must try this, you'll love it!Of course Jessie. There are many CNY goodies everywhere. I already took some photos, will post up when I'm free.Not going anywhere… but my relatives from Taiwan are coming here.That's why so busy now not much time blogging.
I love this idea of using ear grey tea in the cookies!! 😉
I must certainly try this. Have been thinking of baking with tea for a long time. Yours certainly look good.
Cheah, This is so good to serve with tea. Like teh terik ♥
what a great idea to have a tea flavour in cookies. they look delicious.
This is great cookies and the photos are great too.
Earl grey tea is one of my favorite teas. I have no doubt I will love the flavor of these lovely cookies.
Hi Ann, I love these delicate little cookies! I wish I had smell-o-vision to enjoy the distict flavor of the Earl Grey. Beautifully presented as usual!!
Thank you Rebecka. Happy Birthday to you!
I love the idea of the Earl Grey tea in this. So very pretty! I really have to try this one out soon. Makes great CNY gifts too!
I instantly bookmarked it even though I am not sure what Ground Almond means (I grind almond or is there such thing sold in store?). My husband and I love earl grey AND earl grey cookies. I want to make it like right now!!! I never pipe the cookies… I really don't know if I can make this….. scarrred!
Nami, Ground almond is almond meal. This is available in most bakery store.
No worry, practice makes perfect. I'm sure you can do a good job 🙂
tea and cookies together genius
Like your photography skill.
ils sont beaux et bons ils sont à croquer bravo
this is so pretty! may i know the tip number? thank you!
The cookies sound delicious and the Earl Grey gives it that elegant taste as well. Is this one of your CNY cookies as well?
Yes Jo. My family loves this cookies a lot so this is definitely in my CNY baking list.
they are so elegant ! adding the tea leaves gives them character 😀
Wow i have to print out the recipe
I love earl grey ^^ and don't know it can be use for cookies too~
This looks really good!
Hi Claire, Thanks! I used tip 195. Remember to pipe the batter as fast as you can otherwise the dough will becomes too soft and out of shape during during baking.
I could not resist of making these last night so I did it. But mine didn't turn out as pretty as yours. A bit whiter too. If I put longer in the oven (small fire), the bottom would be burnt! I should probably invest on a solid star nozzle for making cookies too. Anyway, they still taste great. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Christine, Your cookies look good! You can try using a cookie press next time which is easier to handle than star nozzle.
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments 🙂 These cookies are very suitable for CNY. Have a try when you got the time 🙂