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Heavenly Earl Gray Tea Cookies

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Wow! Heavenly Tea Cookies!

Nate and I recently discovered this incredible Tea House in Geneva, NY on the top of Seneca Lake.  It is a delicious British Eatery called DallyWater’s.  We passed by on our way to the Finger Lakes’ wineries and had to stop in.  We had the most delicious tea, pastries, and finger sandwiches – cucumber with mint cream cheese – my fave!  When they bring out your tea selection, it is accompanied by scrumptious tea biscuits.

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tea menu

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I picked Coronation Chicken and Cucumber with Mint Cream Cheese. Nate picked Egg with Celery & Dill Mayonnaise. They were all so amazing!!! :)

This is my attempt to recreate the magic of those DallyWater cookies:

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I started with Tazo English Breakfast Tea and Earl Gray Tea – 2 bags of each.

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I combined the tea with Confectioner’s Sugar, Flour, Course Salt in a large bowl.  (I love my family heirloom PYREX mixing bowls! Makes me homesick for my Mom!)

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 Here is the recipe I used for general guidance:

Earl Grey Tea Cookies
from Martha Stewart’s Cookies

2 cups flour
2 tbsps finely ground Earl Grey tea leaves (from about 4 bags)
   **I used 2 Earl Grey bags + 2 Awake English Breakfast bags
1/2 tsp coarse salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tbsp orange zest, finely grated

Whisk together flour, tea, and salt in a bowl. Beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar, and orange zest on medium speed until pale and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Reduce speed to low and gradually mix in flour mixture until just combined. Divide dough in half. Transfer each half to a piece of parchment paper and shape into logs. Roll in parchment to 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Freeze until firm (1 hour). Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut logs into 1/4 inch thick slices. Space 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment. Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are golden, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks. Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature for up to 5 days. Makes 8 dozen.

Helpful Links: http://userealbutter.com/2008/12/04/earl-grey-tea-cookies-recipe/

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