Foodstuff Saturday: Earl Grey Cookies

I had this wonderfully scented,soft cookies at ReStore cafe last Thursday. The first bite was a taste of cookie dough but afterwords it unfolds to a subtle,tea-ish and lavender taste. After the first cookie,I self-assured it must have been lavender cookies but I can’t help to keep thinking about it since.I felt there was something more to it,so I googled for Earl Grey cookies earlier today. Viola! All doubts answered. I knew there must have been some tea related ingredients somewhere.

How silly could I be? If it tasted like tea and lavender,then it must be Earl Grey!

So,this evening I gave an attempt to baking them since I have half a box of Gryphon Earl Grey tea left in the pantry – even though it didn’t tasted like the ones at the cafe (wonder what other ingredients were added into theirs), mine turned out brilliant and they melt in the mouth.

I’ve used:

1 stick salted butter [250g]
1/2 cups granulated sugar. (powdered sugar is normally used but since i didn’t have it)
2 cups all purpose flour
4 satchets of Gryphon Earl Grey

Mix flour and loose tea. Whisk butter and sugar at high speed for 3 minutes until soft and fluffy. Add butter mixture into the flour mixture,little at a time,carefully until they turn creamy and well mixed.

On a parchment paper, spoon a handful of the mixture and roll into a log. Mine was divided into 3 logs. If you don’t roll properly, they won’t be round when cut. [As it happened to me]. Refrigerate the logs for an hour or until dough has turn firm.

Preheat oven to 170C or 370F.
Cut the dough into slices and place on baking sheets and you’re ready to bake for about 10-15 minutes.Let cool on wire rack before serving and storing.

I suggest this dunked in tea or coffee over small talks in the afternoon makes a perfect treat.

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