Shortbread Tea Cookies

Mr. Food

Chilling Time: 30 min
Cooking Time: 15 min

What You'll Need:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon tea (from 3 tea bags)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

What To Do:

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer. Add flour, tea, and salt; beat until a dough is formed. (You may need to work the dough with your hands until it comes together.)
     
  2. Place dough on a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a log about 2 inches in diameter. Chill in refrigerator 30 minutes.
     
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Slice dough into 1/3-inch circles and place on baking sheets.
     
  4. Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until edges are browned. Let cool 5 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.
     
  5. In a microwaveable bowl, melt chocolate in microwave 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until chocolate is smooth, stirring occasionally. Dip cooled cookies halfway into chocolate and place on wax paper-lined tray. Let sit until chocolate hardens.
     

Notes:

To make your cookies in a "tea bag" shape, just roll out dough to 1/4-inch and, using a knife, cut out into shape seen in photo.

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