Cookies! Can’t go wrong with cookies right? I am trying out recipes for the up and coming mermaid tea party and landed on this one from Martha Stewart . It was easy to split in half, and I skipped the round shape opting for a “slab” I cut into rectangles.
Ingredients (for a half batch)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 table spoon ground tea leaves
¼ teaspoon salt
1 stick of unsalted butter
¼ cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
First, I had a new mortar and pestle that I wanted to try so I used that to grind the earl grey tea leaves. Next, mix the flour, salt and ground tea in a small bowl.
Mix together butter, sugar and zest with an electric mixer. The mixture should be pale and fluffy.
Gently mix in the flour until just combined. This is where I deviated from the instructions a little. Form the dough on parchment paper into a “slab” about an inch thick. Allow to sit in the refrigerator until firm (about 30min). Slice into rectangles and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 until set and lightly browned along the edges. I turned mine halfway through so they would brown even.
Not only was this an easy recipe but they stored well too. I kept them in an airtight container for five days and they still tasted wonderful. I’m sure they would have stayed fresh longer if they didn’t get eaten so fast.