earl grey tea cookies on a fancy plate
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Earl Grey Tea Cookies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cookie
Servings: 50 cookies


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp finely ground earl grey tea leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp finely grated orange zest


  • Whisk together the flour, tea and salt in a medium sized bowl.
  • Place the butter, icing sugar, and orange zest into the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Reduce the speed to low, and gradually add the flour mixture. Stir until just combined.
  • Divide the dough in half and transfer each half to a piece of parchment paper.
  • Roll each dough half into a log shape about 1 1/4" in diameter. Wrap in parchment paper, twisting the ends shut, and place each log in a paper towel tube (see notes above on how to get an even shaped log). Refrigerate until firm (about 1 hour).
  • Pre-heat your oven 350°F.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut your dough logs into 1/4 inch thick discs.
  • Place cookies 1 inch apart on a parchment lined cookie tray.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes or until the edges are barely golden.


Recipe Source: Martha Stewart