Many thanks to Hallmark Gold Crown for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to try Crafters & Co. Tea! All opinion are 100% my own.
These Cinnamon Black Tea Shortbread Cookies are a simple, fast, and tasty holiday cookie!
The first batch of holiday cookies got pasted last week and I’m pretty sure I warned you that they were just going to keep on coming! I’ve got a bit of a crush on cookies, and when it comes to shortbread… well, I have no self control!
I love taking a base shortbread cookie recipe and jazzing it up a bit to fit my mood! Way back in January I made some Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies for the Downton Abbey premiere and you guys have really been loving them ever since!
When I was in Hallmark the other day, I spotted this Crafters & Co. Cinnamon Black Tea and instantly knew I needed to make cookies with it for the holidays! I also picked up that adorable Laser-Etched Mug from The Kim Pjecha Collection, because delicious tea calls for a cute mug to serve it in, right?
These cookies are so buttery and flaky and the tea adds the perfect amount of flavor while the cinnamon icing brings the cookies to life! This is an excellent cookie to package up for a cookie exchange since shortbread cookies mail well and stay great for at least a week in an air-tight container!
Cinnamon Black Tea Shortbread Cookies
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp water
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Cream butter and confectioners sugar in a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
- Add in flour, salt, and loose tea leaves. continue to mix until a soft dough forms, mix will be dry and crumbly at first but will come together.
- Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until it's ¼ inch thick.
- Cut out cookies using a 2 in round cookie cutter.
- Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 18-20 minutes or until edges are a golden brown and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Once cooled, whisk together icing ingredients until smooth. Dip half of each cookie in the icing, let excess drip off and run a spoon along the edge to remove any extra, then place on wax paper to set.