Monday, January 17, 2011

Mint Tea Cookies

Today we brought a beautiful suggestion; the tea bag cookies... For teatime! They are crunchy, light, kindly in flavor and sweetness. We baked them using mint tea but the options are countless.

1 egg
1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp mint tea
2 cups flour
1/2 cup oatmeal 
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder

1. In a bowl, whisk for about 3 minutes the egg with oil and sugar. Whisk in honey and tea. Add flour, oatmeal, salt and baking powder and mix, first with a wooden spoon, then with hands to make a smooth dough. DO NOT KNEAD THE DOUGH.

2. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.

3. Roll out the dough over two plastics and cut into 5,5x4cm rectangles. Cut the two tips of rectangle's one side and insert a small piece of toothpick or skewer to make a hole and keep it until the cookie is baking. Place the cookies onto a ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10-15 minutes or until are golden brown. Let cool over a rack and remove the toothpicks.

4. You can dip the cookies in dark, milk or white chocolate or in royal icing, made with 1 cup icing sugar, 2 tsp meringue powder and 3 tbsp mint tea (or creme de menthe, as the pictures' icing, so you'll have a fresh touch).

Tips: You can substitute the mint tea for Matcha, lavender, chamomile, jasmine or what you want. remember, the tea must to be strong, prepare a very concentrate portion to flavor the cookies.

Serve: 50 tea cookies.

Oatmeal kindly provided by Nutrimental.
Porcelain Carla Amorim.


  1. I'm jelous of the weather! So sunny (: We've got clouds and rain ;|
    Cookies are perfect. I like this little, pink box too :-) Hugs!

  2. Cookies are perfect with touch of mint love to have them with tea.

  3. Oh my, Talita, these are so cute! haha... You're just so creative. Thanks so much for sharing it. Hope you're having a terrific day.
    Blessings, Kristy

  4. That looks very pretty! so creative:)

  5. They look so beautiful in the sunshine!

  6. looks nice and pretty, and its simple recipe,thanks for sharing.cheers!

  7. this looks so pretty ..i like the idea of those tiny holes in th cookies..maybe i should try this for the coming chinese new year if i have time.


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