Earl Grey Shortbread - cookies for prosperity and peace
Here’s a pretty simple recipe for cookies that I make a few times a month for my salon.
1 cup butter (room temp)*
2 loose leaf earl grey tea bags
1 cup confectioners sugar
Cream ingredients together until “fluffy”
*(if using unsalted butter, add ½ tsp salt. Salted butter: no salt)
Add in 2 cups flour little by little until dough forms and fully mixed.
It may be a bit crumbly, but take the dough and press it together, but try not to overwork it.
Split into 2-3 balls and roll into tube shape in a piece of wax or parchment paper and refrigerate for about an hour until firm.
Take out a roll and slice into ½" rounds and put on prepared baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees (Fahrenheit) for about 10 minutes.
When you see a thin golden brown ring around the cookies where they sit on the sheet they’re ready.
To frost, I use confectioners sugar (start out with about ½ cup and add more as needed) and add a little Creme de Violette (Violet liqueur made by Rothman & Winter) and mix until smooth. Should be toothpaste consistency and spread on the cookies.
To clarify, the black tea helps with prosperity, and the bergamot herb has use for drawing out peaceful dispositions. Violets draw out love and happiness. Sugar for sweetening positions and thought processes, and wheat for multiplying and fortifying the other components.
So these cookies are simple to make, delicate in flavor, and make you feel fancy af.