Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies
- Yield: 1½ dozen cookies
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
1 tbsp good quality loose-leaf Earl Grey tea
½ tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup rice flour
Preheat oven to 325F.
In a medium bowl, beat the butter, sugar, tea and vanilla until creamy. Add the flours and salt and stir until you have a soft dough.
Knead a few times, until smooth, and pat into a ½-inch-thick square on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cut into 1-by-3-inch fingers. (Alternatively, pat into a circle and cut into wedges.) Poke each cookie once or twice with a fork.
Bake for 15 minutes or until pale golden.