Earl Grey Tea Cookies

Description: If you like, experiment with different types of tea. Jasmine tea would make a lovely variation.

earl grey tea cookies recipe


  • 1 tablespoon Grated Orange Zest
  • 2/3 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 tablespoons Earl Grey Tea from 6 Teabags
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups Sifted, All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Yield: 18 cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Cook Time: 10 minute s.

Total Time: 2 hours

Process together in a food processor:
Orange zest

Add and process to incorporate:
Earl Grey Tea Vanilla extract

Whisk together, then add:
All-purpose flour

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill until firm. Preheat oven to 350 degree. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4" thickness and cut with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutter, then transfer the cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Eat plain or decorate with Orange Icing, below.

Orange Icing
Melt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, add 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons orange juice and whisk to blend. Tint with food coloring if desired and decorate cookies.