A Cookie For Every Diet

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Earl Grey Tea Cookies

Makes 8 large cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons loose leaf earl grey tea (I love vanilla earl grey and earl grey blueflower for these cookies)
  • 2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour (sifted)
  • 1/4 cup honey (or agave) see note*
  • 3 tablespoons agave
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract*
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon himalayan pink salt

*Notes:

1. I prefer honey in these cookies although you can substitute the honey for agave or coconut nectar as I know it is not technically vegan.

2. If using honey it is important to also use agave or another lighter liquid sweetener for the additional 3 tablespoons as using entirely honey changes the texture and taste of the cookies completely.

3. For vanilla extract – you will not need to fill the tablespoon completely if using vanilla earl grey tea.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F
  2. Heat a small pan on low heat. When pan is hot add the tea leaves and shake until the tea leaves form a thin even layer. Toast for a few minutes until the tea is fragrant but be careful not to burn it. When leaves are fragrant, remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Pulse the cool tea leaves with dry ingredients in a food processor until well combined and the tea leaves are broken down.
  4. By hand or in a standard mixer slowly combine wet ingredients into dry until dough is formed. It will be oily from the coconut oil but this helps the cookies spread out during baking.
  5. Form small balls and press lightly onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet into rough cookie shapes. Note: The cookies will spread in the oven so don’t over fuss with the dough. Just form into balls and press down to flatten.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes on the middle rack. They will appear undercooked with a squishy top but don’t let this scare you. They will harden when cool. Time will vary between 10-12 minutes depending on your oven.
  7. These cookies are fragile straight from the oven so allow to cool on baking pan for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire cookie rack to cool completely.

via Earl Grey Tea Cookies — Sweet Talk | vegan blog.

The Verdict

This is a solid cookie recipe.  Strangely, I would call this a cookie recipe for adults.  While my adult friends love these, I gave one to a friend’s 7-year-old and he kept exclaiming “eww, I’m never gonna like tea when I grow up, you guys are weird!” and twenty minutes later “I can still taste the tea in my mouth!”  So not particularly kid-friendly, but if that’s not your intended audience,no problem.

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