So I found this recipe on Earl Grey Tea cookies on Pinterest. It immediately grabbed my attention as the baker named them The Picture of Dorian Earl Grey Cookies. I love Earl Grey Tea and I love the book and film The Picture of Dorian Grey. So this was definitely a win for me.
When I did that tea with my friends a couple of months ago, I thought about making it but for some reason I thought you needed to freeze the dough and I didn’t have time for that. So I just forgot about it…until I purchased some The Picture of Earl Grey Tea from NovelTea Tins.
I thought it would be perfect to use, but then worried that maybe the jasmine in The Picture of Earl Grey might not blend as easily, after all the recipe called for Earl Grey Tea with Lavender not jasmine and rose petals.
So I decided to try both teas out. The recipe makes a small batch, so it wasn’t too much effort to make a NovelTea Tin’s The Picture of Earl Grey Tea cookies and a batch of Tiesta Tea Victorian Earl Grey Tea cookies.
This recipe originally comes from The Dough Also Rises.
- 1/4 Cup of Butter
- 1/2 Cup of Sugar
- 1/4 Tsp of Baking Soda
- 1/2 Tsp of Vanilla
- A Few Twists of Salt (I did a few pinches)
- 1/2 Cup of Flour
- 1/2 Tsp of Loose Leaf Earl Grey Tea
- Lavender (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Crush the tea with a mortar and pestle (I used the end of a rolling pin.)
- Beat the butter and sugar together.
- Add Vanilla and salt. Mix well.
- Add flour, baking soda, salt, and tea (lavender as well if you adding it in.) Mix well.
- If dough is too dry, add a little milk.
- Create 1 inch balls of the dough, roll into sugar, and place on a cookie sheet (far apart, cookies spread.)
- Bake for 6 minutes or until the edges are brown.
- Cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a plate.
The dough has no egg and did come out a bit dry, so I had to add some milk into it, just a little. So these cookies bake really fast. The original recipe said 10 minutes, but my cookies all burned. I had to bring the time down, finding 5 mins they aren’t baked through, and with 7 mins they burned-6 seemed just right.
But they were delicious. Both The Picture of Earl Grey and the Tiesta Tea Victorian Earl Grey Tea cookies came out wonderful! They were so good, I had to force myself to stop eating them.
I tried to stop myself so I wouldn’t overdo it with drinking Earl Grey Tea and eating Earl Grey Tea cookies, but I didn’t. I ate and drank far too much.
For more Earl Grey Tea Cookies, go to Lavender Earl Grey Tea Shortbread Cookies
For more cookie recipes, go to Ginger Cardamom Meyer Lemon Crinkle Cookies
For more recipes, go to Cucumber Sandwiches
For more tea posts, go to I Won the Kumi Crochet and Tea India Giveaway