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Earl Grey Vanilla Shortbread

Tetley Earl Grey Vanilla Shortbread Cookies
Earl Grey Vanilla Shortbread

This melt-in-your-mouth, all-butter shortbread is elevated with Tetley's Earl Grey Vanilla Tea.



  • 1 2/3 cups (400 mL) - all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) - cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) - salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) - unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) - icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) - granulated sugar
  • 2 bags - Tetley Earl Grey Vanilla Tea



  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes  
  • Total time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 40 cookies
  • Difficulty: Medium



  • Stir flour with cornstarch and salt until combined; set aside.
  • Place butter, icing sugar and granulated sugar in a separate bowl.
  • Open tea bags and add leaves to bowl.
  • Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add flour mixture; beat on low just until the dough comes together.
  • Divide the dough into two portions and form into 1 1/2-inch (4 cm) square-shaped logs.
  • Wrap and chill for at least 1 hour or until firm enough to slice easily.
  • Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cut each log into 1/4-inch (5mm) thick slices and place 1-inch (2.5 cm) apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake, in batches, for 15 to 20 minutes or until pale golden on the bottom.
  • Cool completely on a rack.


  • In microwave, heat cream for 30 seconds or until steaming.
  • Open tea bag and add leaves to cream.
  • Stir and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Gradually stir in icing sugar until smooth.
  • Spoon into re-sealable plastic bag; snip a small hole in the corner of the bag.
  • Drizzle over the shortbread.
  • Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes or until the glaze is set


Tetley Tips:

  • If cookies feel soft when cutting them, pop baking sheet into the fridge or freezer for 5 to 10 minutes before baking.
  • Hold trays of sliced cookie dough in the fridge between batches.

*Per serving: 146 calories, 9.5 g fat, 25 mg cholesterol, 17 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrates, 0.5 g fibre, 5 g sugar, 0.5 g protein.

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