Tea and Honey Crisps

What a decadent morning Memorial Day morning was! I got to leaf through a cookbook… uninterrupted… in complete quiet… for thirty minutes! That is one of my favorite things to do and my perusal turned out to be full of treasure. Here’s a recipe I’d love to share with you for a delightful little cookie you can make with ingredients you most likely have in your cupboards… including some Compassion Tea!

Tea and Honey Crisps
From: Gourmet Today
Makes about 6 dozen cookies

1 stick (8 tbls) unsalted, softened butter
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
¼ cup mild honey
2 ¼ teaspoons Earl Grey tea leaves (make sure to finely crush your loose tea leaves before measuring!)
2 large egg whites
1 cup all-purpose flour

(To make a homemade stencil, draw desired shape of cookie in center of a Styrofoam plate. Cut out shape, discard, and trim away enough of plate so you have a 1-inch border around the stencil. Make more stencils if you desire.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with non-stick liner, like Silpat or parchment paper.

Try to use local honey to help with those allergy issues!

Be sure to crush your loose tea leaves before measuring!

Tea and Honey Crisps go great with the first cup of morning goodness!

Tea and Honey Crisps compliment iced Earl Grey tea… a delicious way to perk up the afternoon.

Beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar, honey, and tea leaves in a large bowl with an electric mixer until well combined. Add egg whites one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce speed to low and mix in flour until just combined.

Place stencil on liner and spread batter evenly in stencil with spatula. You want the cookies to be crisp so keep the batter thinly spread. Lift stencil carefully and make more cookies in the same way, spacing them about 1 inch apart.

Bake cookies in batches until edges are deep golden brown, about 6 to 9 minutes. Cool for 1 minute before transferring with spatula to a rack to cool completely. (To curl cookies, drape over rolling pins or thick wooden dowels as soon as you remove them from oven and let cool.)

• The cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for one week.

Enjoy with a steaming cup of tea in the morning or as a light afternoon snack to accompany your iced tea!

Winston wants one, too!

The kids think the crisps are delicious!

May we have another?

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