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by Sarah Steimer

You can make these tea bag-shaped cookies with a regular shortbread recipe, or try Caitlin’s orange shortbread recipe (it’s delicious with chocolate).

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons matcha (Japanese green tea powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate

Whisk together the flour, matcha and sea salt in a small or medium bowl.

I made these specifically for Mother’s Day. Sure, not all moms love tea – but you’ve got one weird-o mom if she doesn’t love chocolate. Or gifts from her offspring.

Cream the butter with an electric mixer in a larger bowl, then add the sugar and whip until fluffy. Beat in the flour mixture a little at a time until the dough forms into a ball.

Place the dough, flattened, between two sheets of wax paper and roll out to about an 1/8-inch thickness. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Remove a teabag from its wrapper and trace its outline on a thick piece of paper. Cut out to use as a stencil.

Trace the teabag stencil on the dough using a sharp knife. Remove the excess dough to re-roll and refrigerate again for the next batch. Use a straw to poke a hole at the top of your tea bag cookies.

Place the cookies on a prepared baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown. Allow the cookies to cool a little on the sheet before placing on a cooling rack.

Once all the cookies have fully cooled, melt the chocolate over a double-boiler (this is a metal or glass bowl placed over a pot of simmering water). Dip just the bottom one-third or one-half of the cookie in the chocolate (I only did the front). Place on a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet. Once the sheet is filled, pop in the freezer to let the

I was trying to find a stamp of a teapot or teacup for my tags, or even the letter “M” for mom. Had to settle with a rose instead. You could also print out an image for your tags of, say, your face.

chocolate set.

When ready, loop the string with your personalized tag onto the cookies. Serve in a teacup – so no one mistakes them for large sales tags.

Recipe adapted from: Ice Cream Before Dinner

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