This is an old favourite recipe of mine for a super fast and tasty shortbread cookie that can be whipped up and on your plate in less time than it takes to walk to the shop to buy a packet of biscuits. They look and sound fancy too so they make a great gift. They are very easy to make and if you're not an Earl Grey fan try subbing it with chai.
Makes 16 biscuits
1/2 cup of vegan margarine
1/2 cup if icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
Couple of drops of vanilla extract
1 cup + 2 tablespoons of plain flour
1/8 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
1/8 teaspoon of salt
The contents of 3 Earl Grey teabags
Preheat the oven to 350F/ 180C/ Gas Mark 4
Grease and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper or use a silpat mat
Beat the margarine until creamy. add the vanilla extract and icing sugar and beat again.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and bicarbonate of soda. Stir in the contents of the teabags.
Fold this mixture into the icing sugar and margarine mixture. Add a bit more flour if it's too sticky.
Roll out onto a floured board and cut out with your favourite cookie cutters.
Transfer to the baking tray and bake for 12-14 minutes until they start to turn golden.
Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
Whilst they cool put the kettle on and make yourself a pot of Earl Grey.