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.
What goes best with tea? COOKIES….tell me you saw that coming! Ha….predictable aren’t I?!
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
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Zest and juice 1 lemon
Zest and juice 1 orange
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.
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.
Printer Friendly: Citrus Tea Cookies
Peace and Let’s Have Tea,