Sometimes it’s just nice to make something a little different and fun. Using tea as an ingredient is very popular recently! I’ve made this and it’s really OH SO GOOD! Thanks to Whole Foods for the recipe and ingredients.
Earl Grey Shortbread
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened, plus more for the pan
1 tablespoon Earl Grey tea leaves, finely ground
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon fine sea saltMethod:
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Butter an 8-inch square pan; set aside.
Put butter and tea in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until well combined and creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add sugar and beat until combined. Add flour and salt and beat again just until combined. (Dough will be a bit crumbly.)
Transfer dough to the prepared pan and press down with your fingers to make an even layer that covers the bottom of the pan entirely. Bake until edges are just golden and cookies are still soft, about 30 minutes. Using a fork, make perforated lines down into the dough to form 16 square cookies; set aside to let cool for 10 minutes.
Loosen edges with a sharp knife and slide cookies out onto a flat surface. Cut or break into individual cookies and serve warm or at room temperature.