Earl Grey Tea Cookies
Makes 8 large cookies
- 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
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.
- Preheat oven to 325°F
- 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.
- Pulse the cool tea leaves with dry ingredients in a food processor until well combined and the tea leaves are broken down.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.