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There’s nothing I love more than a hot mug of tea in the fall and winter months. Well actually, any month will do! I love trying new teas and flavor combinations and one thing I’ve been wanting to try is… BAKING with tea! I’ve seen some really amazing recipes, especially ones with Earl Grey tea (one of my favorites!). I came across this recipe on Pinterest and couldn’t wait to try it for myself.
I stopped by my local Target to pick up some ingredients – including Bigelow Earl Grey tea and Truvia Baking Blend (we always keep Truvia packets stocked in our kitchen for our coffee and tea, too). As our go-to sweetener for our hot beverages, we usually try to bring a few packets along with us when we go out for coffee or tea, too! It gives me the sweetness I enjoy without any extra calories. I am already a Bigelow tea fan as well – especially their Cinnamon Stick. I also spotted a new flavor that I need to try: Vanilla Chai Tea – YUM! The products were very easy to find – the Truvia was with the baking supplies, and the Bigelow tea was by the breakfast foods. Target also has a $0.55 off coupon for Bigelow Tea and you can also save 10% on your purchase of any package of Truvía® Natural Sweetener, Truvía® Baking Blend or Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend with Target’s Cartwheel app. Did you know you can also try Truvia before you buy it? How cool is that!
These cookies were so easy to make – you can even make it ahead of time, keep it in your fridge until you need it, then pop it out and bake them so they’re fresh! This recipe is c/o Crumb Blog (with tweaks by me).
Earl Grey Tea Cookies (with Bigelow & Truvia Zero-Calorie Sweetener)
- 1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter, softened – I used Kerrygold Irish grass-fed butter
- 3/4 cup sugar – I used Truvia, and therefore only needed about half of this amount
- 1 egg – I used organic free range brown eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 and 1/2 cups flour – I used organic whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt – I used Himalayan pink sea salt
- 6 bags Earl Grey tea – I chose Bigelow’s Earl Grey Black Tea
- Beat the butter and Truvia in a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium-high, until fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla, and lemon zest.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Tear open the Bigelow tea bags, add to the flour mixture, and stir. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Divide the dough in half and roll each portion into a 2-inch wide log. Wrap in wax (or parchment) paper and twist ends to close tightly. Chill until the cookie dough is quite firm, about 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Slice the dough logs into 1/4-inch rounds and arrange 1-inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are lightly golden around the edges. You can let the cookies cool, or dig right in (which I did).
Seriously, these cookies turned out DELICIOUS! Mine didn’t quite turn out like cute little circles, but they tasted amazing so I’m okay with that.
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I, of course, had to try these with a nice hot cuppa of Bigelow Earl Grey tea! It was a delicious, relaxing evening treat (and would also make a lovely afternoon snack). These cookies are so versatile, too. I really want to try a batch with lemon and fresh rosemary – doesn’t that sound divine?
How do you get your #SweetWarmUp when the weather is chilly? Are you a coffee or tea person?
Until next time…