Friday, September 26, 2008

Earl Grey Vanilla Cookies

earlgreykakor

This is one of my favorite cookies, and I've written about them before but I haven't posted the recipe. It's definitely about time! I first found it through a Sugar High Friday event, where the theme was tea, and Linda from At Our Table made these. I think they might originally be from Martha Stewart though. The recipe is so easy, and you can even freeze the dough and have it hand for whenever the cookie monster strikes. Or just freeze the finished cookies. They hold up extremely well, and I've given these to many instead of flowers, as hostess gifts. I've even mailed them!

I know it sounds weird to have tea in cookies, but do give them a try. They really are lovely!

Earl Grey Vanilla Cookies
500 ml (2 cups) flour
125 ml (1/2 cup) sugar
125 ml (1/2 cup) powdered sugar
6 Earl Grey teabags
1 tsp vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
1 tsp water
200 g butter, unsalted

Use a food processor, and blitz the tea from all teabags with the sugar, powdered sugar, vanilla sugar if using, and flour. If you're using vanilla extract, add this now, with the butter and water. Let the machine work it into a nice dough. If it's too dry, add another teaspoon of water, if it's too wet, add a little more flour.

Shape into sausages, wrap in plastic, and leave in the fridge or freezer to firm up for at least a couple of hours, or overnight.

Bake at 180°C for about 10 minutes.

Recipe in Swedish:
Småkakor med Earl Grey & vanilj

23 comments:

Jessika said...

Och vem har varit på Gotland och handlat på Kränku?

Jessika said...

;)

Anne said...

Inte jag, det var födelsedagspresent från pappa i våras :)

Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen said...

They sound and look lovely. I'm sure they would taste great with other teas as well. I'll definitly give them a try!

Féline said...

Oh, dem har jag minsann provsmakat hemma hos Maria på forumet (?)! :D Satt själv häromdagen och funderade på om man kunde baka en god mjuk kaka med te i. Det är mitt nästa projekt.

DaviMack said...

They sound delicious! After today's baking, these are next on the list. :)

Shannon said...

Earlier this week, I saw a recipe for Earl Grey Tea Muffins on the Just Bento blog, and now this! Something is compelling the universe to make Earl Grey tea baked goods! :)

Tessa said...

Will give these a try.
Have also heard of Earl Grey ice cream. Wonder what jasmine tea would be like in cookies.

Katie said...

Never tried tea cookies before but will be giving them a go. Love their speckled appearance

Valeria said...

Hej! Just wondering: how many cookies does this recipe make? And do you think they would be as good with flavoured tea or fruit infusions, too? (I only have fruit infusions at home, I'm addicted to them)
Tack så mycket för din blogg, det är jätteroligt!
Valeria

Anne said...

Tessa, Jasmine tea would probably be really nice!

Fruit infusions, well, possibly! I'm not completely sure though - I really like the actual tea flavor here, as well as the lemon and bergamott from the particular kind of tea. But do give it a go! This will yield about 40 small cookies.

Jude said...

I'm loving the little specks of earl grey in the cookies. Glad to know that I can make a big batch and freeze them!

Viktoria Schiöler said...

Yes, I will try them!

Chaz said...

They're lovely!
Do you know approximately how much loose tea the recipe would require? (No EG bags in my neighborhood. Have to order loose by post.)

Anne said...

Chaz - about two tablespoons should do it! :) Especially with loose tea which is generally a bit more intense than the bags.

Jeanne said...

These are lovely - freshly baked cookies on demand if you freeze the dough! And I *love& the sheep cups :)

K. said...

Wow...I baked these and they lasted exactly 10 minutes before they were all gone. Definitely a crowd pleaser!!!!

Valeria said...

Hi, I've got another couple of questions: ^^
1) When do you have to cut the sausages into cookies? Before or after baking? (My mother cuts cantucci after baking, then bakes them a little more, so here's where i got the doubt from)
2) Might I post this recipe on an Italian forum (translated into Italian)?
Thanks again ^^
Valeria

Jessika said...

Hör av dig om Kränku-mugg etc., de har ju sockerskålar och sånt också, ska till Gotland i slutet av oktober igen.

Anne said...

Valeria - sure, feel free to translate it! :) And you cut these before baking. (I don't think this recipe would work very well the other way.. but you could always try, I suppose!)

Jessika - ahhh, intressant :) Trångt i skåpen, dock. (suck)

Jessika said...

Ptja, det är långt till slutet av oktober. Åker den 27. Om du skulle hitta nåt litet hål någonstans eller så ;)

Weight on a Plate Girl said...

I am SOO excited to have found your blog - and this recipe!! I love Earl Grey tea and I want to make these cookies immediately.
Looking forward to seeing what other recipes and thoughts you have.

http://weightonaplate.blogspot.com/

Kimberly Pye said...

I made these cookies yesterday. They're so delicious! Thanks for the recipe!