Today’s post is a recipe for these Afternoon Tea ‘tea bag’ sugar cookies I made last month, after finding inspiration from Pinterest.
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
- Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl, and then beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
- Sift the flour and baking powder into the mixture and mix until all is combined.
- 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.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. When chilled, roll out the dough on a floured surface with a rolling pin.
- 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.
- Place cookies on two non stick/lined baking trays and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden.
- Leave to cool on a wire rack, and when completely cool melt the chocolate ready to decorate.
- 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.
- 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!