Monday, 5 April 2010

Herbal Tea Cookies - Camomile, Lavender and Limeflower

Kräutertee Plätzchen - Kamille, Lavendel und Lindenblüte - Rezept auf Deutsch
香薰花茶曲奇餅 - 洋甘菊,薰衣草,青檸花 - 中文食譜

Herbal Tea Cookies - Camomile, Lavender and Limeflower
Ingredients for 25 cookies
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 58g light muscovado (brown) sugar
  • 100g all purpose flour
  • ½ egg, beaten
  • 1~2 tablespoon organic Camomile, Lavender and Lime-flower herbal tea mix
  • Dice the butter into small cubes, set in room temperature until soft.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Stir in the tea leaves until well combined. Beat in the egg, then carefully fold in the flour until the mixture form a dough.
  • Sprinkle flour on a table, , roll the dough into a long cylinder. Gently press down the top of the dough to flatten slightly. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 190°C (Gas 5). Line two baking papers on the baking tray.
  • Take the firmed dough out from the fridge, cut into 5mm slices and place slightly apart on the baking sheets. Then bake for 10~15min until lightly browned. 
  • Transfer the freshly baked cookies to a wire rack to leave cool. This is the best time to make a fresh coffee and serve with the cookies.

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Beat the sugar and butter until fluffy

Add tea leaves, egg and flour one after one

Chill the shaped dough in the fridge until firm

Slice the dough into small pieces, and put into the oven

Hmm... freshly baked cookies cooling on the rack, can't wait...

Mini Tips:

This time I selected a herbal tea mix of organic Camomile, Lavender and Lime-flower. Actually you could use other exotic tea leaves. Try Lady Grey or Earl Grey flavored teas.  Or scented teas such as bergamot, jasmine, rose congou and chrysanthemum. Fruit teas like passion fruit and strawberry. You may even use Chinese pouchong for a total different flavor.

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