There’s nothing like having a really awesome cookie with an even better cup of tea. You can double that by even making cookies out of tea. It would be the perfect thing for a nice night in at your home or even entertain your friends by having a superbly tea filled tea party. One interesting recipe that would be great for this is the Marco Polo tea cookie via Bicil The Baker
Here is the recipe for you to make Marco Polo Tea Cookies:
Things you need:
- 250 gr plain flour
- 1 1/2 tbsp black tea leaves
- 1 tsp of Osmanthus tea leaves (this will give a lighter taste to the cookies)
- 1 tsp coarse salt
- 62.5 gr icing sugar, sifted
- 226 gr unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Things you need to do:
Mix together flour, tea, and salt in a bowl with whisk.
Beat together butter, and icing sugar on medium speed until pale and light. Mix in the vanilla extract. Lower the speed and gradually mix in flour mixture until just combined.
Divide the dough into 2. Roll each in a piece of parchment paper and shape them into logs. Freeze until firm.
Preheat oven to 180 C. Cut logs into 3 mm thick slices. Put the cookies on a baking tray lined with baking paper ( give a space between cookies – about 2 cm). Bake cookies for about 15 minutes – until the cookies slightly golden.
Let the cookie cool down on wire racks before you start chewing it.
Enjoy the cookie with the tea or coffee or a bottle of milk!
And there you have it, a great way to have your tea and munch on it too. It is also a great way to utilize Osmanthus tea.
You don’t have to stop at Osmanthus and Black tea though, there are so many teas that can pack a punch into cookies. Imagine a green tea or a rose tea cookie, or even a green and rose tea cookie. The possibilities are endless, and who doesn’t like a cookie?