Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of Earl Grey tea because I find that the taste is simply too overpowering. I have no one to blame but myself because the first time I tried making a cup, I let the tea bag soak in boiling water longer than the recommended 2-3mins. I avoided that tea ever since.
But recently, I took a liking towards it ( Not in tea form unfortunately). I find it goes really well with desserts. Cakes, cupcakes etc. My new found love found me attempting a batch of melting moments Earl Grey cookies. Like the name suggests, these cookies really do melt in your mouth. The taste of the Earl Grey is stronger the next day.
Tis recipe makes about 36 small cookies.
200g all purpose plain flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
227g unsalted butter, room temperature
40g powdered sugar, sifted
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Some extra powdered sugar, to sift on top of cookies
3 Earl Grey tea bags (Contents emptied from tea bag)
1) Sift together flour, cornstarch, and salt. Set aside.
2) In a mixing bowl, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy. Add powdered sugar and beat for about 2 minutes until smooth.
3) Beat in vanilla extract and Earl Grey tea leaves.
4) Add flour mixture and beat on low speed until just combined. Do not overmix.
5) Chill in fridge for 1 hour until dough is a little harder to roll and does not stick to hand.
6) Preheat oven to 180 Deg C.
7) Bake cookies for 12-15 min until lightly brown.
8) Sift some extra powdered sugar on top of cookies if you like your cookies sweeter.