Wednesday, August 21, 2013

tea bag cookies

I love these cookie.  I found several people posted some photos on line.   I can not wait to make them!


here are several blogs that talk about making these cookies...
 It seems that some people are using sugar cookies and some are using short bread cookies.

Tea Bag Cookies

Makes about 30 cookies (depending on size)
  • 85 g/3ozs butter, softened
  • 140g/5ozs white caster superfine sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 180g/6ozs  all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon very finely ground tea leaves from your favorite tea
To decorate
  • 200g/7ozs dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon of copha (optional, to make the chocolate more liquid and dippable)
  • Thread
  • Paper and stamps to make label
  • Sticky tape


Short bread cookies

  • 3/4 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 to 7 ounces very good semisweet chocolate, finely chopped


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter and 1 cup of sugar until they are just combined. Add the vanilla. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt, then add them to the butter-and-sugar mixture. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together. Dump onto a surface dusted with flour and shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.

Roll the dough 1/2-inch thick and cut with a 3 by 1-inch finger-shaped cutter. Place the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool to room temperature.

When the cookies are cool, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Put 3 ounces of the chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave on high power for 30 seconds. (Don't trust your microwave timer; time it with your watch.) Stir with a wooden spoon. Continue to heat and stir in 30-second increments until the chocolate is just melted. Add the remaining chocolate and allow it to sit at room temperature, stirring often, until it's completely smooth. Stir vigorously until the chocolate is smooth and slightly cooled; stirring makes it glossier.

Drizzle 1/2 of each cookie with just enough chocolate to coat it.

another option for shortbread cookies!!!  Or instead of making shortbread cookies, just use the mix from Tealightful!!!
Product # MX7005
Perfect Shortbread Cookie Mix

All Natural! Best Seller!
Price: $9.00

Looking on line, there seems to be several ways that people are making the "tea bags"  Most appear to be winging it, which I think I would do, unless I run across this cookie cutter.  I will need to check Lehman's Hardware- they are local and seem to have a gazillion cookie cutters.



  1. these are so cute i must run to the store now to get my chocolate now bye!!!!!