Yesterday after church, I decided to try a Martha Stewart cookie recipe I first came across a few years ago. This recipe is made using ground Earl Grey tea leaves, and it is super easy to make.
With just six ingredients, these whipped up in no time. I substituted lemon zest for the orange zest, simply because I like the pairing of Earl Grey tea and lemon, but I'm sure the recipe would be good with orange zest as well. If you read through the recipe, you'll see that it calls for you to make a log out of the dough by rolling it up in parchment paper, then insert the log inside a paper towel tube to freeze for an hour before slicing and baking. I thought that was a great tip for getting uniformly shaped logs of cookie dough, so I'll be using this method on other slice-and-bake cookies.
The result? A very tasty lemon and Earl Grey tea flavored cookie with the texture of shortbread. Delicious! (And if you're out of parchment paper, as I was, lightly butter some aluminum foil and it will work just fine.)