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Rooibos Vanilla Shortbread Cookies

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  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. loose Adagio rooibos vanilla tea
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. unsalted butter, cut into pieces


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Pulse together all the dry ingredients in a food processor until the tea leaves are pulverized. Add the vanilla, 1 tsp. water, and butter. Pulse together until a dough is formed.

Divide dough in half. Place each half on a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a 12" log, about 2" in diameter. Wrap and chill for 30 min.

Slice each chilled log into 1/3" discs. Place on lined baking sheets, 2" apart.

Bake until the edges are just brown, about 12 min. Let cool on sheets for 5 min., then transfer to wire racks.

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    Katie Grover

    Super easy and delicious cookie! I tried out 4 different tea flavors and all turned out amazing! My favorite was the lemon cloud! One helpful tip is make sure to grind up ur tea fine enough or you may have some tea bits stuck in your teeth but it's still tasty! This is now my new favorite cookie recipe and can't wait to try more tea flavors and have my whole family taste them for Christmas! Thank you so much for this recipe!!

    (I am vegan so I only subbed butter for a stick of plant based butter with no problems.)

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