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Tea + Cookie Recipes: Chamomile Tea Cookies, Matcha Cookies, Chai Cookies

Tea-flavored cookies are the perfect snack for any tea lover. If you're a fan of a particular kind of tea, it's never a bad idea to have a cookie that bears the essence of that comforting comforting cup.

 

Gluten Free Chai Spice Cookies (The Almond Eater)

Not only is this Chai Spice Cookie recipe from The Almond Eater a winner, especially for chai lovers - it's also gluten free and dairy free! This cookie is loaded with lovely spices, namely cardamom, ground ginger, cloves, all spice. Combine those with cinnamon, vanilla, coconut oil, and maple syrup, and you've got yourself one delectable cookie!

"Soft and chewy Chai Spice Cookies that are gluten free, dairy free and full of flavor! If you love chai, you HAVE to try these healthier cookies."

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups gluten free flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp: cardamom, ground ginger, cloves, all spice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup dairy free butter, melted
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

via Gluten Free Chai Spice Cookies (The Almond Eater)

 

Green Tea White Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Hilary Makes)

Green tea lovers will surely adore this Green Tea White Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe from Hilary Makes. This cookie combines the unique flavor of matcha and the delicate buttery sweetness of white chocolate - each flavor gently complementing and never overpowering the other.

"The white chocolate complemented the green tea flavour – one that grew on you as your continued to eat the cookie. Kind of like how spicy food takes a while to build in intensity."

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 oz good quality white chocolate, coarsely chopped

via Green Tea White Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Hilary Makes)

 

Camomile Tea & Lemon Shortbread (Domestic Gothess)

This Camomile Tea & Lemon Shortbread recipe from Domestic Gothess is such a sweet treat for those who love a cup of chamomile tea to unwind after a hectic day. This recipe pairs chamomile tea with lemon, resulting in a fine cookie with hints of citrus and a lot of wholesome and relaxing chamomile flavor.

"I add a little cornflour to mine, which gives them a lovely melt in the mouth texture. I just cut open a couple of camomile tea bags to get the tea leaves, make sure that it is finely ground stuff though – you don’t want big bits in your biscuits."

Ingredients:

  • 225 g (2 sticks) softened butter
  • 110 g (1/2 cup + 1 tbsp) caster (superfine) sugar plus extra for sprinkling
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • The contents of 3 camomile tea bags (about 4 tsp, make sure it is finely ground tea)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 225 g (1 + 3/4 cups + 2 tbsp) plain flour
  • 110 g (3/4 cup + 2 tbsp) cornflour (cornstarch)

via Camomile Tea & Lemon Shortbread (Domestic Gothess)

 

Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip: 

For smooth and delicate shortbread, sift the flour to remove any lumps and avoid over-mixing the dough. 



Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.

 

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