Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

I feel like fall is just shortbread cookie season. Not really sure why, but the crisp air and cooler weather just makes me crave these sweet, dense, and buttery cookies more than any other time of year. I also love to enjoy them with tea, which made me think to make a tea flavored shortbread cookie.

I have created an Earl Grey Shortbread Cookie that is just perfect for fall. These are sweetened with honey as well as sugar, which makes them have a beautiful sweet note that that is actually the ideal pairing with a cold glass of milk, because the tea is already in the cookie! These would also be delicious with a mug of hot cocoa.

earl grey shortbread cookie recipe
earl grey shortbread cookie recipe

Why Organic

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

earl grey shortbread cookie recipe
earl grey shortbread cookie recipe

Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy
Makes

36

cookies

Dense, buttery, and sweet – these Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies pair well with a cup of tea or a glass of milk!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (226 grams) organic salted butter, softened

  • 142 grams (1 cup) organic powdered sugar, sifted

  • 2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract

  • 15 grams (2 teaspoons) organic raw honey

  • 255 grams (2 cups) organic all purpose flour

  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags

  • organic cane sugar, for dusting

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined and you don’t see powdered sugar anymore, there will still be a few chunks of butter but that is okay because it’s very soft.
  • Add the flour and contents of the Earl Grey tea bags into the butter mixture and mix on low until combined and smooth. The dough should feel like play dough in your hands.
  • Using your hands, form the dough into 36 balls and place them on the prepared cookie sheets. Flatten each one slightly so they area bout 1 3/4-inch in diameter.
  • Bake for 13 minutes until golden brown. Sprinkle the tops with cane sugar immediately after coming out of the oven. Allow to cool completely on the cookie sheets.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Notes

  • Gluten Free – Replace the flour with 226 grams (scant 1 1/2 cups) organic gluten free flour blend and 57 grams (1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoons) organic coconut flour.
  • High Altitude – Bake at 350°F for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

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