Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

One of my friend requested for earl grey cookies, so there you have it! *although virtually, you could still have it if you try baking it!

Small tip for those who do not have a food processor, don’t shun away from this recipe. All you have to do is to mix the dry ingredients together & use a masher/fork to cut the butter in 🙂

You could really use any brand of tea leaves as per your preference but since i liked a stronger flavor, therefore TWG. Also remember if you are using tea leaves, remember to give it a quick blend as you wouldn’t want tea leaves all over ur teeth. Not a very nice thing esp if you are giving them away 😡


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons loose Earl Grey tea leaves  (i used 3)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature


  • In a food processor, pulse together the flour, tea, and salt, until the tea is just spotted throughout the flour.
  • Add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and butter. Pulse together just until a dough is formed.
  • Place dough on a sheet of plastic wrap, and roll into a log, about 2 1/2-inches in diameter. Tightly twist each end of wrap, and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Slice the log into 1/3-inch thick disks. Place on parchment or silpat lined baking sheets, 2 inches apart (2 probably needed depending on size of sheets).
  • Bake until the edges are just brown, about 12 minutes.
  • Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks and cool to room temperature.

Roll the dough onto parchment paper! You could do rounds if you like

What you see here are 2 portions! The recipe that i provided above yields 1 potion (1/2 of what you see) 🙂

i bottled them and gave them away to friends. So sorry for the lack of photos in this post. I only had everything done at 5.30 and was meeting my friend at 6.10! a bit of mad dash there.

To all tea lovers out there, you could substitute any tea of your preference. Might try a fruity tea soon and see what happens! haha 😀


4 thoughts on “Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

  1. Hi Chef! I’ve tried this recipe and it turned out really good! Thank you for sharing it 🙂
    i have a question, can i make the dough in advance first and bake it maybe few days or a week later? Do i put in the fridge or do i need to put it in the freezer? Appreciate your advise!

    • You are most welcome! Glad you liked it.

      Sorry for the late reply. Been really caught up at work.
      You could make them in advance and i usually put them in the chiller if it’s just for a week. Otherwise, freezer is fine.

  2. Hi Chef. I tried out the recipe but I don’t know where it went wrong. The dough turned out to be sticky.. 😓 Everything was according to the required proportion. Could it be the butter that was too soft when I add in to pulse?

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