Good Hope Shortbread

yields 3 dozen • prep time: 15 minutes • total time: 2.5 hours

 

1 cup of unsalted butter,

softened and diced

½ cup of sugar

1 Tbsp of milk

1 egg

2 cups of flour

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp of salt

6 Good Hope Vanilla Red Tea bags

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluff y. Mix in the milk and egg.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. While mixing, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Cut open the tea bags and blend the contents into the mixture.
  • Wrap the dough in parchment paper and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°. On a flat surface lightly dusted with powdered sugar, roll out the dough to approximately ¼ -inch thickness. Cut the dough into shapes and place them on a greased cookie sheet or silicone mat.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Rotate the sheet halfway through cooking. Let cool for at least 8 minutes.