Citrus Tea Cookies

Citrus Tea Cookies (and one of my favorite mug)

Citrus Tea Cookies (and one of my favorite mug)

We have been drinking tea, buying tea, talking about tea.  So much so that we have an overflowing and 100% dedicated Tea drawer….with an extra container of tea on the side.

We have tea for the masses: chai tea, sleepy time tea (for the old folks), green tea, coconut chai tea (my fave), ginger pear tea, chamomile tea, lemon ginger tea (great for upset stomach), passion fruit mango tea, red velvet chocolate tea (yuck!), British tea (makes you sound worldly), pomegranate tea….I will stop before you lose your mind.

see for yourself....it's a mad tea house

see for yourself….it’s a mad tea house

isn't this the cutest: Mr. Tea and ManaTea?!!!! HAHAHA clever!

aren’t these the cutest: Mr. Tea and ManaTea?!!!! HAHAHA clever!

What goes best with tea?  COOKIES….tell me you saw that coming!  Ha….predictable aren’t I?!

lovely, light, not overly sweet and oh so pretty!

lovely, light, not overly sweet and oh so pretty!

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temp

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Zest and juice 1 lemon

Zest and juice 1 orange

How to:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Line your baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl combine your flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.

In your mixer cream your butter with your sugar.  Add your egg, combine well.  Add your almond extract, zests and juices.  (note: both my lemon and orange produced just shy of 1/2 cup of juices combined).  Add your dry ingredients.  Mix until just combined.  Using a medium size scoop or spoon drop your cookie dough onto your prepared pans.  Bake in your preheated oven for 10-11 minutes.

this dough smells like citrus heaven!

this dough smells like citrus heaven!

gorgeous dollops of cookie dough

gorgeous dollops of cookie dough

done! Time to relax and enjoy your hard work :)

done! Time to relax and enjoy your hard work :)

Let cool and enjoy with a delicious cup of tea :)

Note:  this doesn’t make a lot of cookies….but since it is January and we are all trying to be healthy and all that jazz I figure I should try to over do it.  Also the cookies are not super sweet, feel free to up the sugar if prefer but I feel that it is a tea cookie and therefore should blow your sweet tooth!   Finally, I used a blood orange hence the pink hue to my cookies, feel free to use what ever type of oranges your like or even orange juice if that is all you have.

one last look...even the inside of this cookie is perfect!

one last look…even the inside of this cookie is perfect!

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Peace and Let’s Have Tea,

Isabelle

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4 thoughts on “Citrus Tea Cookies

  1. Isabelle, your mug suits you to a “tea.” ;) Your cookies are so beautiful, too (yes, I know “beautiful cookies” sounds like an odd thing to say, but I know you’ll understand) and I love those bits of zest bursting out of them. Wonderful tea time (or any time) recipe!

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