Tea & Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

To celebrate the holiday cookie season I updated this oldie but goodie with new photos and new filling ideas. Enjoy! (Updated 12-2018)

Tea Foodie [#cookingwithtea]

Ground tea stirred into a cookie’s dry ingredients is one of the easiest ways to start cooking with tea.

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To easily grind tea for baking, toss the dry leaves into a sturdy teacup. Then use a pestle or heavy wooden spoon to crush the leaves while gently stirring in circular motion. Voila! Ground tea.

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While any coarse ground tea will add great texture and visual appeal to a sugar cookie or shortbread, I find that a flavored tea usually helps infuse a little more essence of the tea into the final baked treat.

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I often turn to bergamot-infused Earl Grey for a shortbread like this. But as soon as I opened Williamson Tea’s brightly decorated tin full of fragrant Sunshine Lemon tea, visions of tea cookies danced in my head.

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These easy thumbprints can be filled with your favorite jam. My preferred filling is a bitter marmalade to offset the…

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  1. Pop my Ride says:

    And they are as good as they look!

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