Earl Grey Orange Cookies
Earl Grey Orange Cookies are crispy buttery shortbread biscuits infused with orange zest, Cream Earl Grey Black Organic Tea and drizzled with a simple orange glaze.
Why you are going to love our Earl Grey Orange Cookies
- Delicately sweet orange bergamot and creamy vanilla flavor
- Simple and easy recipe
- Only 6 ingredients
- Fantastic homemade gift idea anytime of the year
- Delicious tea biscuit for afternoon tea
- Stores well in the freezer
- Can be made in ahead of time and baked later
- Aromatic and relaxing
- Can also be made with Decaffeinated Cream Earl Grey Black Tea
24 cookiesPrep Time: 15 minutes
Refrigerator Time: 30 minutes or up to overnight
Bake Time: 10-12 minutes
- All-purpose flour – 2 cups
- Cream Earl Grey Organic Black Tea or Decaffeinated Cream Earl Grey Organic Black Tea – 2 tablespoons loose leaf or tea leaves removed from 3 sachets.
- Salt – ½ teaspoon
- Powdered sugar (Confectioners sugar) – ¾ cup
- Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
- Butter – 2 sticks (or 1 cup) at room temperature
- Orange zest – 1 tablespoon
Orange Glaze (optional)
- Powdered sugar (Confectioners sugar) – 1 cup
- Orange juice – 1.5 tablespoons
- Orange zest – 1 teaspoon
- Food processer
- Plastic wrap
- Parchment paper or baking liner
- Baking sheet
You can use earl grey loose leaf tea or cut open 3 tea sachets for this Earl Grey Orange Cookie recipe. Pulse together the all-purpose flour, Cream Earl Grey Organic Black Tea or Decaffeinated Cream Earl Grey Organic Black Tea and salt in a food processer. If you do not have a food processer, you can use a mortar and pestle to break up your tea leaves or roughly chop with a knife before mixing it in a blender with flour.
Add powdered sugar, vanilla, butter and orange zest and pulse with food processer (or mixer) until blended and a dough is formed.
Place your shortbread cookie dough on a sheet of plastic wrap and form into a log approximately 2 inches (4 cm) in diameter. Tie or seal the ends of your cookie log. Place cookie dough log in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight. (Hint: transfer to a flat board or baking sheet to easily move into the refrigerator and keep the round shape)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper (or baking liner).
Remove the plastic wrap from the cookie dough log and slice into discs about 1/3 inch thick. You should get about 24 cookies. Place cookie slices about 2 inches apart on baking sheet and bake for about 12 minutes or until the ends start to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and leave cookies rest on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes and then place on a cookie wire rack to cool.
Make orange glaze for shortbread cookies (optional) – In a small bowl add powdered sugar, orange juice and orange zest and mix. If you want your glaze thicker, you can add more powdered sugar. Alternatively, if you prefer you glaze thinner, add a few more drops of orange juice.
Drizzle orange glaze over Earl Grey Orange Cookies. Allow glaze to set. Enjoy!
Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies can be stored at room temperature in a sealed container for 3 days, in the refrigerator for 7 or in the freezer for 3 months. Fabulous gift idea for the holidays or any time of the year.
- We used powdered sugar in the cookie dough recipe as it gives the cookie a very crisp delicious texture. However, you can substitute with regular granulated sugar, if desired.
- Earl grey tea pairs really well with any citrus. We used orange but you can also use lemon zest, if desired.
- Try this recipe with our Decaffeinated Cream Earl Grey Organic Black Tea for the kids.
- For the ultimate gift idea, wrap up orange glazed earl grey shortbread biscuits in pretty cookie gift boxes and pass out to family and friends. Don’t forget to add in a Fraser Tea Gift Card or their favorite Fraser Tea to bring a smile to their face.
Heart Health and Black Tea
Eat a cookie for your heart. Might seem odd, right? However, our Organic Black Teas, like our Cream Earl Grey Organic Black Tea, have antioxidants called flavonoids. These flavonoids provide protective mechanisms for your heart.
According to NIH, there was a large study done in the Netherlands that followed patients for 13 years to assess the effects of 3-6 cups of black tea daily. They found that black tea lowered patients’ risk of cardiovascular mortality. In another study reported by NIH, black tea had many health benefits including anti-inflammatory and anti-platelet effects. These are very favorable benefits for the cardiovascular system and may reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke. So, go ahead. Have another cookie! Explore our wellness section to learn more about tea and health.
Decaffeinated Earl Grey Tea
Whether you are a loose-leaf tea drinker or enjoy the convenience of our next generation non-GMO pyramidal tea bags, we have both a Signature Blend Cream Earl Grey Organic Black Tea and or our fair trade certified Decaffeinated Cream Earl Grey Organic Black Tea. All the flavors and aroma with or without caffeine. The choice is up to you.
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