Tea-Infused Shortbread Cookies: A Delicate Treat for Tea Time

Indulge in the delicate flavors of tea with these exquisite tea-infused shortbread cookies. Perfect for tea time or as a sweet treat any time of day, these cookies are a delightful blend of buttery goodness and fragrant tea.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons loose leaf tea (such as Earl Grey or your favorite tea)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour and loose leaf tea. Use a mortar and pestle or the back of a spoon to crush the tea leaves slightly, releasing their flavor.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually add the flour and tea mixture to the butter mixture, mixing until a dough forms.
  5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes, or simply slice the dough into squares or rectangles.
  6. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Serve the cookies with a cup of tea and enjoy!

These tea-infused shortbread cookies are a delightful treat to enjoy with a cup of your favorite tea. The subtle tea flavor adds a unique twist to a classic cookie, making them perfect for tea enthusiasts and cookie lovers alike.

Try experimenting with different types of tea to create your own unique flavor combinations. Whether you prefer the floral notes of Earl Grey or the robust flavor of English Breakfast, these cookies are sure to delight your taste buds and elevate your tea time experience.