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:
- 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 ❤