Recently we bought some tea bags from a company we had not tried in awhile. We used to really like this tea and felt the high price they charged was worth it. Let’s just say the revisit did not go well and now we have 20 orange flavor bombs that cost way too much to just throw away.
I am not naming any names but their initials are Tazo.
Anyway here is a great way to use up some tea that may not be to your liking. This works especially well with teas that have an overpowering fruit or herbal flavor. Serve them with hot tea or coffee. Recipe makes about 24 cookies.
Orange Tea Shortbread Cookies
- 2 tea bags
- 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tsp water
Empty the tea bags in a mixing bowl and add all dry ingredients. Mix well then cut in the butter until it resembles fine crumbs. Add the water and quickly knead the dough into a firm mass. Shape into a log about 12 inches long. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for one hour. Take out roll and cut 1/3″ thick disks. Place each disk on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until the edges are brown and the cookie is done, about 20 minutes. Let cool to room temperature before serving.