I thought that this idea of a tea bag cookie would be cute. They didn’t really turn out to look like tea bags but they still tasted great. I love shortbread! I think, if you can get them to turn out like tea bags, that would be awesome. But this recipe is still great. Here you go:
3/4 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3.5 ounces dark chocolate broken into small pieces
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter and 1 cup of sugar until they are just combined. Add the vanilla. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt, then add them to the butter-and-sugar mixture. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together. Dump onto a surface dusted with flour and shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.
Roll the dough 1/4-inch thick. Place a tea bag as a guide and cut with a knife.
Make a small hole at the top with the help of a skewer or cookie stick. Place the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool to room temperature.
When the cookies are cool, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Put 2 and half ounces chopped chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave on high power for 20 seconds. Stir with a wooden spoon. Continue to heat and stir in 20-second increments until the chocolate is just melted. Add the remaining chopped chocolate and stir until the residual heat in the bowl melts the chocolate completely. Allow it to sit at room temperature, stirring often, until it’s completely smooth. The more you stir, the glossier the chocolate will get.
Dip each cookie half way through in the chocolate and set it on parchment paper to dry. It will only take a couple of minutes for the chocolate to set. After it’s dried, string a thread through the hole (if after baking the opening is small, gently push the skewer through) and attach the tea bag.
Arrange on a platter and serve. Enjoy!!!
You should totally try this out! They are delicious and buttery! Yum!