Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Peach Blossom Green Tea Cookies

  • 5 tsp peach blossom green tea (or another fragrant tea, jasmine or Earl Grey for example)
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons, plus one tsp butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Steep 1 1/4 tsp of the tea in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Strain and dispose of leaves.
  • Place the tea in the refrigerator to cool.
  • In a blender combine the sugar and the remaining tea and blend into a fine powder.
  • In a medium bowl beat together the butter, and tea sugar at high speed until pale yellow and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg, 3 TB of the brewed tea, the vanilla extract, salt and flour.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes to let the tea flavor develop.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly grease two nonstick cookie sheets with butter.
  • Drop scant teaspoonfuls of the batter onto one of the sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. Using the back of a spoon or your fingers, spread the cookies out to make 2 inche\ circles.
  • Bake for 9 or 10 minutes, or until the edges are just beginning to brown.
  • Let the cookies cool on the pan for 1 minute and then using a thin metal spatula, carefully transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
This recipe is based off a recipe for Earl Grea Tea Wafers in one of my favorite cookbooks A New Way to Cook by Sally Schneider.


  1. Okay, I must comment on these cookies also! They were great...I must say that they were also fab, except that you brought them with ginger cookies, no competition there for me...I couldn't remember what kind of cookie that you said they were, and it was killing me. I would taste them and think, 'I should know what this is,'. Now, it all makes since. These were so out of the norm for cookies, which is why I think that they were sooo great! Thanks!

  2. If you like Earl Grey you definitely need to try them that way, too. This was the first time I made them using another tea.

  3. Mom, do you remember getting me peach blossom green tea at Williams and Sonoma awhile back for Christmas or something? I used the remnants to make these cookies.