Little Joys

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A friend ordered some vanilla and chocolate cupcakes for her 21st birthday party and I baked some extra Earl Grey Lavender cookies for her as well. Baking for people other than your family can be rewarding but so stressful at the same time “What if they don’t like my cupcakes” “What if they think my cupcakes taste like crap”. I think I nearly kicked my stomach out from the inside with my paranoia. All that aside, you can always, and only get better and better with each try and I would be happy to bake for anyone!

Hope she liked them xx

Earl Grey Lavender Cookies

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Fridays are no school days, and having submitted my internship forms the night before, a bake day was in order. I was torn between Earl Grey Lavender Cupcakes and Earl Grey Lavender Cookies. Went through a ton of recipes in search for the perfect cupcake recipe but I was just wasn’t feeling it, so i typed in Earl Grey Cookies and I was immediately set. About 8 minutes after I put the cookies in the oven the kitchen started to smell like I was sitting in a field of lavenders sipping on earl grey tea. Soooooo gooooood.

The whole time I was making these I kept thinking “Mum will love these for sure!” and I was right. These cookies would be a perfect mother’s day gift. Put them in a pretty box, or a mason jar, tie some ribbons and it would look so pretty.

This recipe is adapted from Martha Steward but I used earl grey lavender tea leaves instead, eliminated the orange zest and cut the ingredients by half because I really didn’t need about 8 dozen cookies.

You will need:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon finely ground Earl Grey Lavender tea leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

 Directions:

1. Mix together (with a spoon) flour, tea and salt in a separate bowl and set aside.

2. Mix butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Slowly mix in flour mixture until just combined.

3. Divide the dough into half and transfer each half to a piece of baking paper. Shape them into logs. I made my logs a little less round as you can see from the finished cookies above. Fold up the logs and freeze them for an hour.

4. Preheat oven to 175°C. Cut the logs into 1/4 inch-thick slices. Space 1 inch apart on baking paper.

5. Bake for about 13 to 15 minutes until edges turn golden. Let them cool and your Earl Grey Lavender cookies are ready!

Will definitely be baking these again. They will make such pretty and dreamy gifts.