Earl Grey Tea Cookies

Earl Grey Tea CookiesRecipe
Photo: Sang An
Set these simple cookies out with after-dinner coffee and tea and they’ll disappear in no time!


Makes 6 dozen

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 4 mg
Calories 44
Caloriesfromfat 51 %
Carbohydrate 5 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Fat 3 g
Fiber 0 g
Iron 0 mg
Protein 0 mg
Satfat 2 g
Sodium 17 mg


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons Earl Grey tea leaves, from approximately 6 tea bags
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces


Heat oven to 375° F. Pulse together all the dry ingredients in a food processor until the tea leaves are pulverized.

Add the vanilla, 1 teaspoon water, and the butter. Pulse together until a dough is formed. Divide the dough in half. Place each half on a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a 12-inch log, about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap and chill for 30 minutes. Slice each log into disks, 1/3 inch thick. Place on parchment- or foil-lined baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake until the edges are just brown, about 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks.