Afternoon Tea sugar cookies

Today’s post is a recipe for these Afternoon Tea ‘tea bag’ sugar cookies I made last month, after finding inspiration from Pinterest.

The finished cookies

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients (to make around 20):

  • 75g softened butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • chocolate to decorate


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl, and then beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into the mixture and mix until all is combined.
  3. Empty the mixture onto a floured surface and knead it to make a soft dough. Shape into a ball and place in the fridge for one hour until it is firm.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180Β°C. When chilled, roll out the dough on a floured surface with a rolling pin.
  5. Then take a knife (or a cookie cutter if you are after an exact shape), and cut the dough into tea bag shapes. Then you need to poke a hole at the top of the ‘teabag’ for the string to go through later.
  6. Place cookies on two non stick/lined baking trays and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden.
  7. Leave to cool on a wire rack, and when completely cool melt the chocolate ready to decorate.
  8. Use the melted chocolate and a spoon to cover the bottom half of the biscuits, then leave them on a wire rack until the chocolate is hardened.
  9. When all done, loop the string through the hole and decorate how you wish!

A really easy recipe and quick to do, I hope you enjoy it!

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