R E C I P E
I have always loved baking, like a lot. I’m always looking for new recipes to try out and when I saw this recipe for Earl Grey Tea Infused Cookies over on Estee Lalonde’s blog I instantly thought they’d be the perfect treat to pair with a cup of tea on a cold winters morning.
Firstly, the smell of my home after baking these was just divine and super welcoming, which is another thing I love about baking in the home. The cookies were super yum and worked out really well, I recommend going a little stronger on the tea if you’re a tea lover – I’ll definitely be making these again as they were a big hit!
Y O U ‘ L L N E E D . . .
- 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp of loose leaf earl grey tea
- 2 tbsp of hot milk
- 2 1/4 cups of flour
- 1/2 tsp of baking soda
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- pinch of cardamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1/2 cup of softened unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup plus 2tbsp of brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup of chocolate chips (or a chocolate bar chopped up)
H O W T O . . .
- Steep 1 tsp of earl grey tea in a mug with hot milk for 15 minutes. While the tea is steeping, grind the remaining tbsp of earl grey tea in a coffee grinder or a blender – I don’t own a blender so I just ground the tea up in a mortar and pestle, which also worked!
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C.
- Stir the flour, baking soda, ground tea, salt, cardamon and nutmeg in a bowl until combined.
- Mix the butter and sugars together, which can be done either by hand or with an electric mixer. Add the egg, vanilla extract and milk until all combined. Gradually start adding the flour until it’s all in before adding the chocolate into the mixture too.
- If your mixture is looking a little dry at this point add in a few dashes of milk. I found that mine was stiffer than I wanted so a few splashes of milk fixed it right up.
- Scooping out a heaped tablespoon of cookie dough at a time, place them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Make sure to leave a couple of inches of space around each cookie as they will spread a little.
- If you’re a sweet tooth like I am you can also push in some chocolate chunks onto the tops of the cookie dough portions. These add another level of detail to the cookies and make them even tastier, in my opinion.
- Place the tray into the oven and allow to bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Enjoy with a cup of tea or on their own!
Much Love, Ebony xo
**all photographs in this post were taken and edited by myself**