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Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

Buttery, dense, and lightly sweetened with a little honey. These Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies infuse Earl Grey tea into a classic cookie! Enjoy them with a glass of milk or a cozy drink.

If you love shortbread cookies as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like my Brown Sugar Shortbreads, Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookies, or my Kamut Flour Shortbread Cookies.

earl grey shortbreads
earl grey shortbreads

You will love this simple shortbread cookie recipe because they are buttery, dense, and crisp with a hint of honey. I use Earl Grey tea inside these classic shortbread cookies for a comforting cookie that goes well with a glass of milk or a cozy cup of tea.

These Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies are crowd pleasing cookie that everyone will love! Add them into cookie boxes, serve at a birthday party, or make for a simple weekend bake.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Light & Sweet: These Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies are light and sweet. With the addition of honey, they have a slightly sophisticated flavor profile compared to traditional vanilla shortbreads. This cookie is the perfect compliment to a warm cup of tea.

Buttery & Tender: The texture of Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies is another reason to love them. Shortbread is known for its buttery, melt-in-your-mouth texture, and these cookies are no exception. They have a tender, dense texture that is not crumbly or dry. They practically dissolve in your mouth with notes of butter and sweet honey.

Unique Flavor: Earl Grey shortbread cookies offer a sophisticated and distinctive flavor that sets them apart from traditional shortbread cookies. These are adult shortbread cookies! Infused with the aromatic notes of Earl Grey tea, which is flavored with bergamot orange, these cookies deliver a subtle yet intriguing blend of floral and citrusy flavors. This unique taste is complemented by the rich, buttery base of shortbread, creating a harmonious balance that is both elegant and delicious!

earl grey shortbreads

Ingredients

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Organic Raw Honey

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Organic Earl Grey Tea Bags

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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 ¾-inch in diameter.

Step 4

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. (If you're baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude baking instructions).

Easy Substitutions

  • If you are using unsalted butter, add ½ teaspoon of fine sea salt to the recipe.
  • You can use any kind of tea you like. Try with green tea, chamomile, or other favorites.
  • These can easily be made gluten free, just check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for gluten free instructions.
earl grey shortbreads

FAQ's

What can I serve these with?

These are the best tea cookies! They are buttery, dense, and a perfectly sweet companion to a cup of tea. You can also serve these with ice cream, crumble them on top or dip them in.

Can I use another kind of tea?

Absolutely, you can substitute any kind of tea you like as this shortbread is a great blank canvas!

How should I store these?

Store in a cool dry place. The best way to store shortbreads is just out on the counter on a plate while you enjoy them throughout the week. If you put them in an airtight container they can become soft.

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earl grey shortbreads

Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

Mimi Council
Buttery, dense, and sweet. These cookies combine Earl Grey tea and honey for the perfect shortbread to go with your afternoon tea.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 36 cookies
Calories 88 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • 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 ¾-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 ½ cups) gluten free flour blend and 57 grams (½ cup plus 1 tablespoons) coconut flour.
High Altitude — Bake at 350°F for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 41mgPotassium: 10mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 157IUVitamin C: 0.002mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.3mg
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