I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Earl Grey and Orange Shortbread

The orange zest in this recipe gives the shortbread a really fresh taste.  The dough is easy to handle and keeps it's shape while baking.

2 cups flour
2 tbsps (5 teabags) Earl Grey tea
1/2 tsp salt (only if using unsalted butter, otherwise no salt)

1/2 cup icing sugar
1 cup salted, room temperature butter, cubed
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
zest of 1 orange

In a food processor pulse the first three ingredients.

Then add the remaining ingredients and process just until it comes together.

Wrap in plastic wrap and chill 20-30 minutes.

You may have to leave it out on the counter a few minutes before handling it.  Take some of the dough and roll it between 2 pieces of plastic wrap to 1/2 inch thick.  Cut out cookies with a cutter and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes or just until lightly browned.

Depending on the size of cookie you make you will get about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

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