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15 January, 2015

Lemon & Chamomile Crinkle Cookies

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Lemon And Chamomile Crinkle Cookies

I’m a bit ashamed at myself, this whole winter season I haven’t made tea, I love tea its very soothing and very calming to have in the evenings I think and I’ve been neglecting my various Unused Herbal tea but honestly, as much as I love tea I dont have it alot and I just need to get into that mind set of having more tea, especially in the evenings when its cold out and I am bundled up in my sweater and sweatpants watching my favorite tv shows with my husband. I think that I also should use my herbal tea to infuse some unique flavors to my baking as well and well this is what I came up with. I had my mother in Law and my sister in law in mind when I created this recipe, these Lemon and Chamomile cookies are everything what a tea cookies should be, sweet, delicious with a hint of a unique flavor that comes from well Tea hahaha!!!! and a slight freshness from juice and zest of lemons just gives these wonderful cookies a bright flavor the compliments the Chamomile well and good with a side of Tea, just between you and me I Imagine my mother in law and sister in Law ( Ilona & Mary) Having tea and reading their favorite books  outside their patio and having a bite and just taking it all in, the deliciousness just the feeling of calmness when your having tea and having a relaxing day of taking it easy. Tell me thats weird, is it weird that I imagine that when I bake and create for other people? I Guess Im just a visual person and I’ve always have, anyway I apologize that its taken me long to post new recipes in my blog but I have more coming, at least I have this jewel of a cookie to tie you guys over and I promise you there will be more new and delicious recipes coming in 2015.

Lemon & Chamomile Crinkle Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 13 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes

Yield: 28 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Stick and 2 tablespoons of soften unsalted butter(10 tablespoon)
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Large egg plus 1 large egg yolk
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Teabag your favorite Lemon and Chamomile tea (chamomile tea will be fine) grind finely in a coffee grinder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Powdered Sugar

Instructions

  1. Line 2 baking sheets with silpat or parchment paper, set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt lemon zest and grind up tea leaves.
  3. In stand mixer with paddle attachment whip butter and sugar till pale(scrape the bowl occasionally for even mixing)
  4. Add the egg and egg yolk, mix for a minute then add the lemon juice and vanilla extract. Mix till combined
  5. Set mixer on low and slowly add the dry ingredients and mix till just combined.
  6. Pour powdered sugar in a small bowl, using a small cookie scoop,scoop dough and shape into a ball, roll the dough in powdered sugar till evenly coated. place on baking sheet.
  7. Repeat remaining dough, space cookie dough balls evenly on the pan and bake in over for 10-13 minutes.
  8. Transfer Baking sheet to a cooling rack and cool cookies in the pan for 6 minutes.
  9. transfer cookies too cooling rack and let cool completely
  10. Store in airtight container.

Notes

If you don't have a small cookie scoop use, scoop out 1 1/2 Tablespoon

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