I’ve found myself reading more than ever lately.
A lot of the books I’m reading are ones that were recommended on anti-racism (see a list of suggestions here), but also a few fiction books have come my way that I’ve found absolutely engrossing. And while I’m sat in a chair and absolutely zoned in on whatever it is I’m reading, I’ve found having a cup of tea on hand and a cookie (or 3) while reading can keep me going for longer, and less likely to turn back to my phone.
I found this recipe last week and wanted to share, as I found it to be to only delicious, but simple to make. I think the best thing about these cookies (aside from the tea flavor) is the fact that the glaze helps them to keep for longer. I’ve been eating the batch I made over the past week and they taste just as good as the first day. They are a drier cookie, so I definitely recommend them with tea or coffee, but they are a delight.
I made a few substitutions that I think turned out nicely; I used a loose leaf tea rather than a bagged tea, and therefore had to use a mortar and pestle to avoid getting large bits stuck in my teeth. I also added a teaspoon of vanilla extract because I think everything could always use more vanilla. I think when I make them next I’ll add in a bit of vanilla bean to the glaze so that it’s more like a ‘London Fog’ in cookie form. And finally, I ended up making 2 different sizes, the one above that is a ‘standard’ cookie size, as well as smaller ones that I used a shot glass to cut out. I ended up liking the smaller ones better as you can grab a few and fit them on a saucer easily. If you end up making them, let me know!
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June 15, 2020
SO MAKING THESE. Also inspired to substitute with lavender tea!! Oh man I’m drooling right now. I’ll tag you once I make em and share em on IG. Sending the husband to buy ear grey tea as I type this. Yummmmmmm.
June 16, 2020
That sounds like a really good idea would love to try it with Lavender tea and maybe also rose buds
June 19, 2020
Hi Courtney! I know that your teacup is vintage but would you mind sharing the manufacturer and pattern name? I’m obsessed with it! Thank you so much!!
June 19, 2020
Hi! It’s the Lenox Coquette pattern!