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Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies
Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Chilling Time
1 hr
Total Time
35 mins

These earl grey shortbread cookies are so buttery, simple and gorgeous! They're just made for enjoying at afternoon tea or for dessert.

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies, Shortbread Cookies
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 323 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup super fine sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 bags earl grey tea cut open
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  1. Set up a stand mixer with the paddle attachment and combine the butter and sugar in its bowl. Beat them together until fluffy. Add in the salt and the loose leaves from the two tea bags and let them get mixed in. Finally, slowly add in the flour until you have a soft dough. Turn the dough out onto a big sheet of plastic wrap and form it into a long rectangle about 2 inches in height. Wrap it up and set it in the refrigerator to chill for an hour. This will make the dough easier to slice and the butter cold when it hits the oven. 

  2. When the hour is up, pre-heat the oven to 350 and line a sheet tray with a silicone mat or parchment. Take the dough and slice the rectangle into 1/2 inch cookes. You should get roughly 18-20 out of the rectangle. Line them up with a little room in between them on the sheet tray and bake them for 20 minutes. Let them cool, then serve with your favorite tea! 

Nutrition Facts
Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving (2 cookies)
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 185
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.6g32%
Saturated Fat 12.9g81%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 161mg7%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 32.3g11%
Fiber 0.8g3%
Sugar 11.2g12%
Protein 3.1g6%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.