CNYB Part I: Earl Grey Cookies

Earl Grey Cookies

I started my Chinese New Year baking with Earl Grey Cookies this afternoon, planned to bake few types of cookies and bahulu. I am excited with the baking this year, have not done CNY baking for many years when living overseas. I was planning to bake last year but my about-to-explode tummy not allowed me to do so.


Time flies, the little one is now a junior sumo. He is now 11 month-old but his weight is equivalent to a 2 year-old boy! He was cruising around in his walker happily while I was busy with baking. I am looking forward to baking with him.


Photo Shooting...
Back to Earl Grey cookies, I adapted shortbread cookies and added one bag of earl grey tea leaves. I was thinking to add few drops of green food colouring, but I am going to bake something green next so just left it as it is. Otherwise, all my cookies will be green.

Ingredients (+/-100 pcs):
250gm unsalted butter
½ cup caster sugar
2 ½ cups plain flour
½ cup rice flour
1 bag earl grey tea leaves

Directions:
  1. Beat butter and sugar in a small bowl until light and fluffy.
  2. Add sifted flours and mix well to form soft dough. Divide dough into halves, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 180C.
  4. Take half amount of dough out from the refrigerator, roll between two sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. Cut out leaf shapes using a cutter. Place leaves about 3 cm apart on baking tray lined with baking paper.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
  6. Transfer cookies onto a wire rack, cool completely before storing into an airtight container..

Note: If leaf shape cutter is not available, use a large heart shape then cut with a knife to divide a heart shape into two leaf shapes. Then, use back of the knife to make impression on the surface.

Earl Grey Cookies

Comments :

13 comments to “CNYB Part I: Earl Grey Cookies”
lilyng said...
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your boy is so cute

hugs and kisses

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...
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Such a long time did not see John's pic..he is so much grown up now..cute boy!

aleta meadowlark said...
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MMM . . . I made an Earl Grey custard sauce once and it was deeeelish!

Anonymous said...
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i like ur hairstyle john! :)
nhy

Manyaro said...
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I have tried Earl Grey muffins before but not Earl Grey cookies! They sound delicious, will try soon. Thanks for sharing. Your boy is so adorable !

Lydia said...
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lily:
Thanks.

joanne:
Kids grow really fast, he is turning one soon.

aleta meadowlark:
Thanks for dropped by. Earl Grey custard sounds good for puff!

nhy:
I like it too, good way to cover up bad hair cut!

Lydia said...
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Manyaro, I bet Earl Grey muffin tastes good too. I tried EG chiffon before, loved it. The aroma of Earl Grey became stronger the next day, better.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...
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Is it? When will that be?

Lydia said...
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Joanne, John's bday is on 12 Feb. I hope I have time to bake 1st bday cake for him.

chumpman said...
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Hi

My 1st visit here. Wow, your little boy is so adorable. His arms really remind me of lotus root, LOL.

Lydia said...
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chumpman,
Thanks for dropped by. Some ppl said that too. My niece said his fingers look like chicken feet!

Anonymous said...
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with your good food , the boy will be a Yokozuna (横綱 ,the highest rank in sumo)in no time,:)

Lydia said...
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Anonymous,
He likes to watch sumo wrestling recently, then stompling his feet like a sumo.

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