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Glazed Earl Grey and Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies

Glazed Earl Grey and Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Yields
48 cookies

A classic blend of vanilla and Earl Grey tea, these buttery and tender shortbread cookies will surely brighten your holiday cookie platter. Simple to put together with a lightly sweet and creamy glaze that perfectly complements the citrus notes of Earl Grey tea, these cookies will soon become a welcome addition to your holiday (or year round!) baking repertoire.

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ingredients

Cookies

¾
cup butter, room temperature
cup icing sugar, sifted
2
tsp vanilla bean paste
½
tsp salt
1 ¾
cups flour
2
Tbsp cornstarch
1 ½
Tbsp Earl Grey tea, finely crushed

Glaze

1
cup icing sugar, sifted
2
Tbsp milk
2
tsp vanilla bean paste
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directions

Ingredients for Glazed Earl Grey and Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies
Step 1

Beat together the butter and icing sugar with a hand mixer in a large bowl until creamy. Add the vanilla bean paste and salt, mix to combine.

Step 2

Sift together the flour and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Whisk in the tea. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix just until combined.

Step 3

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and press into a ½-inch thick disc. Transfer the dough to the fridge for 15 minutes.

Shortbread dough on plastic wrap
Step 4

Heat oven to 325°F. Lightly dust your work surface with flour and roll the dough to a scant ¼-inch thick.

Rolled shortbread dough
Step 5

Cut the dough into 2-inch rounds, gently rerolling the scraps up to two times. Place the dough onto parchment lined sheets and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.

Shortbread dough cut into circles
Step 6

Bake in batches for about 20 minutes, until edges begin to brown lightly. Cool on the cookie sheet for two minutes before transferring the cookies to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Cookies on a cooling rack
Step 7

Once cooled, whisk together the icing sugar, milk and vanilla bean paste. Dip or spread the cookies evenly with the glaze and set aside.

Cookies dipped into glaze
Step 8

Allow glaze to harden before serving.

A plate of Glazed Earl Grey and Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies

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