Friday, January 23, 2009

Vegan Earl Grey Tea Cookies



I first had these cookies at a Prospect Park potluck and have been meaning to make them ever since. And now, gentle reader, for you I have.
Although not the most photogenic cookie, these are most delicious. You can't go wrong with a cookie that has tea.

Earl Grey Tea Cookies

2 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c powdered sugar
2 T earl grey tea- from a tea bag is better than loose tea. You want it ground fine.
1/2 t salt
1 t vanilla
1 t orange juice
3/4 c margarine, cut small (I use Earth Balance sticks)
1/2 t lemon zest
1/2 t orange zest

-Mix together the flour, sugar, powdered sugar, tea and salt.
-In a separate bowl cream the vanilla, orange juice, margarine and zests.
-Add the dry ingredients and combine.
-Divide the dough into 2 logs and wrap with wax paper. I do shorter and fatter logs
for a larger cookies.
-Refrigerate for a few hours, preferably overnight.
-Slice and bake for 9-13 minutes at 375.
-Cool before eating.

8 comments:

noodlebang said...

These look amazing. As soon as a procure oj I'm making these. Should satisfy my earl grey cravings.

Dawn said...

I'm having a hard time telling from the picture - soft/chewy or crispy?

panda with cookie said...

soft/chewy with a bit of crisp on the edge. if you baked them thinner and longer they might get crispier.

havecakewilltravel said...

I love you, miss panders. these look absolutely scrumtrulescent.

yellowfish said...

wow, these look good! do you grind the tea further or just use it straight from the bag?

panda with cookie said...

Hey yellowfish-I did not grind the tea further from the bag. I was going to, but it was pretty fine to begin with so I did not.
I think it took 3 bags to get the right amount, but it will vary by brand.

If anyone makes these, let me know how they turn out!

JulieWebb Photography+Design said...

Tea IN the cookie, I love it! :)

Anonymous said...

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