Post-Soiree Creativity? Tea Shortbread = Happy Belly

For Day 4, I decided to make some cookies. Our apartment smells a bit like spilled beer, so I figured the sugary buttery goodness in the oven would be an appropriate replacement.

I found this recipe via a cool blog called All Things Simple.

And how simple and delicious it is!

This is how you can whip up something that your olfactory system will adore you for:

Earl Grey


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons loose Earl Grey tea leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature


In a food processor, pulse together the flour, tea, and salt, until the tea is just spotted throughout the flour. Add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and butter. Pulse together just until a dough is formed. Place dough on a sheet of plastic wrap, and roll into a log, about 2 1/2-inches in diameter. Tightly twist each end of wrap, and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Slice the log into 1/3-inch thick disks. Place on parchment or silpat lined baking sheets, 2 inches apart (2 probably needed depending on size of sheets). Bake until the edges are just brown, about 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks and cool to room temperature.

(thanks, Food Network)

I want to also try making them with all kinds of different teas: green tea, spiced tea (cardamom, ginger, cinnamon), lemon & ginger tea…

There are dozens and dozens of ways to experiment with these cookies. Sweet, spicy, herbal & savoury, citrusy, delectable.

Treat your tummy ❤

2 thoughts on “Post-Soiree Creativity? Tea Shortbread = Happy Belly

  1. Lauren B. says:

    Your shortbread turned out great! Makes me want to whip up a batch right now 🙂 Thanks so much for linking back to my blog. Lemon and ginger tea sounds like it would be delicious. If you experiment with this, please let me know how it goes. I’m always up for trying something new! Cheers, Lauren

    • allthesoftplaces says:

      Hey, not a problem! They looked so tasty I couldn’t resist! Thanks for posting 🙂
      I’m not really much of a baker, but these are perfect for experimentation because they’re so simple. I’ll definitely let you know!


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