15 January, 2015
Lemon & 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.
- 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
- Line 2 baking sheets with silpat or parchment paper, set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt lemon zest and grind up tea leaves.
- In stand mixer with paddle attachment whip butter and sugar till pale(scrape the bowl occasionally for even mixing)
- Add the egg and egg yolk, mix for a minute then add the lemon juice and vanilla extract. Mix till combined
- Set mixer on low and slowly add the dry ingredients and mix till just combined.
- 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.
- Repeat remaining dough, space cookie dough balls evenly on the pan and bake in over for 10-13 minutes.
- Transfer Baking sheet to a cooling rack and cool cookies in the pan for 6 minutes.
- transfer cookies too cooling rack and let cool completely
- Store in airtight container.
If you don't have a small cookie scoop use, scoop out 1 1/2 Tablespoon