Tea Cookies, Tasty And Healthy
Tea can be incorporated into many different recipes. I love to cook, but baking is my first passion in the kitchen. Right now, I am taste testing and reviewing teas for a gourmet company, this is one of the recipes I made for them. I hope you enjoy, please, let me know how your batch turns out!Tea Cookies
- 1 Cup butter (2 sticks)
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- ? cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- Half a cup of your favorite tea, loose leaves. (You can open and empty flavored tea bags or purchase loose leaf)
Cream softened butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, milk, and the vanilla. When the mixture is light in color and fluffy, mix in the flour, baking powder, and tea with a large wooden spoon. Mix until all dry ingredients are incorporated well. Use a teaspoon to drop the batter onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Using the highest rack, bake until a golden brown at 350 degrees F. This usually takes around 10 minutes, but can be a bit shorter or longer depending on your oven. Makes 8 dozen cookies.
- Molasses and honey can be used in place of sugar, cup for cup.
- Almond extract can substitute vanilla, ? teaspoon to each tsp of vanilla.
- Out of eggs? Vegan? Try a tablespoon of cornstarch for each egg missing.
Brewed tea can be used in place of milk. This will change the flavor, but the tea does not need to be strained.