Desserts/ Fall Recipes

Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

These flavorful citrus-y five-ingredient earl grey shortbread cookies are phenomenal! They are crisp, buttery and perfect for the Downton Abbey marathon that i have started!

Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

It’s that time of the year! November is the month that I start looking forward to a stay-at-home week night where I get in a really warm cozy PJs and thick fuzzy socks and watch a movie while drinking some delicious soup, a hearty cup of hot chocolate or munching on some freshly baked goods coming right from the oven. It just gets me in the spirit of fall and the approaching holidays! So, this month I decided to start watching the famous series Downton Abbey. My sister kept telling me about it and many friends of mine recommended it so I thought why not! Alright, I must admit that I wasn’t very intrigued by the first episode but everyone kept telling me that after a couple of episodes I’ll get hooked on it..and that’s what happened! If you like watching series happening in the beginning of the 1900s in England, like Pride an Prejudice for example, then I definitely recommend you watch it.

Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

If I was ever given the option in which time period do I like to live, I’d say the 1900s in England. I’m just in love with their sense of style, their daily tea time routines, the way of life…everything! As I do love me some tea and cookies or coffee and cookies! So that made me realize that I still haven’t shared with you my favorite shortbread cookies recipe yet! But let me warn you that they’re ADDICTIVE! Each time I bake them I can’t wait for them to cool before munching on one. Okay, fine. I have two.

Three. I swear I think I don’t stop once they’re out of the oven!

The five ingredients of the earl grey shortbread cookies

This earl grey shortbread cookies recipe is foolproof! It has only five ingredients, it’s easy, needs so little time to be put together and baked and most of the ingredients can be found in everyone’s pantry (except if you weren’t a tea addict like myself then you probably need to get the earl grey ground tea), other than that you’ll be good to go and start baking them. It can be made in under 1 hour from start to finish including 30 minutes chill time which is preferable so the cookie dough would take its shape. The end result is crisp melt-in-your-mouth buttery cookies with a fresh citrus-y slightly sweet flavor. The addition of the earl grey tea takes these cookies to a whole new level.

They’re my favorite cookies so far! I love them to a level that I’m not willing to share them! Sorry for being 100% honest but this is the hurtful truth! They are the perfect pair to my morning coffee and my afternoon tea, once you try this recipe, they’ll be part of your day too!

Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

Tried my Earl Grey Tea Shortbread Cookies recipe? Let me know in the comments below or take a picture and tag it #dateswithlara on instagram! I’d love to see how yours turned out. Cheers my food lovers!
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Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12-15 minutes
Servings
dozens
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12-15 minutes
Servings
dozens
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a medium size bowl, whisk together flour, tea and salt until they're combined. Sift the flour before adding it to the bowl.
  2. In a stand mixer, on a low speed, whisk together the orange zest, unsalted butter and confectioners' sugar. After they're combined, change the speed to medium and keep mixing them until pale and fluffy. Reduce the speed back to low and start adding the flour mixture gradually until just combined.
  3. Divide the dough in half and roll each half into 3 cm diameter log. Roll each log in a separate parchment paper and transfer the logs to paper towel tubes, if available, if not then just lay them on a tray and freeze them until firm, 30 minutes to 45 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350F. Take the logs out of the freezer and cut them into 1/2 cm thick slices. Line them on a baking tray covered with parchment paper leaving 2-2.5 cm space between each slice.
  5. Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes, rotating halfway through, until the edges are gold. Let cool on a wire rack before serving.
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