Thursday, 9 April 2009

chocolate earl grey tea cookies

tea? anyone? coookie? yes? good. ingredients 2 cups plain flour 1/2 cup cocoa 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup icing sugar 6 earl grey teabags worth of tea (about 2 tbsps if loose already) 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup (225g) unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces cold water method 1. whizz up all the dry ingredients in a food processor, this will also break down the tea at the same time 2. add the vanilla and butter, pulse, then add the water a tiny drizzle at a time until the dough comes together - keep it dry rather than wet, about 1 tsp water is enough 3. tip out mix onto some baking paper, bring together, shape into a log and wrap in the paper. Pop in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes - preheat oven to 190C (180C if your oven is hot hot hot like mine) 4. remove the cookie log from the fridge and slice into discs, about 1/2 inch wide 5. place on baking paper on trays and bake in the centre of the oven for 8-10 minutes; remove and allow to cool completely on the baking paper on some cooling racks before devouring with a nice cup-o-tea!

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