When our kids were in grade school and high school, I would make homemade cookies on Sunday afternoons for their lunches during the week. Those were the days I went through a LOT of butter. And they’re both slim as can be now while a pound of butter lasts forever in our household with just my husband and me.
But every once in awhile, a little sweetness with butter really cuts through the mustard of life!
So last Sunday, I made these DELICIOUS tea-infused shortbread cookies, with the added touch of white chocolate chips!! Rich and buttery with the sandy texture of shortbread that contrasts wonderfully with crunchiness of the white chocolate chips, as that’s what they become. These little cookies, quick to make, will bring unmatched sighs to whomever you’re sharing with, should you decide to share.
Meditative Mind tea sachets from The Tea Spot in our recent spring MARY’s secret ingredients boxes will not only calm your mind but will also make your knees wobbly, it’s so relaxing. When you take a close look at the contents in your sachets, there’s actually miniature rosebuds visible in each bag. How cool is that??
Maria Uspenski, started this company as a way to spread the word (and products) about the restorative benefits of fine herbal teas when she was recovering from cancer. She is writing a book due out in the fall titled Cancer Hates Tea. Thankfully she is fine now and 10% of her sales are donated in–kind to cancer and community wellness programs. The Tea Spot is a Colorado–based, Certified B Corporation, woman-owned and operated business.
This tea, finely ground with a mortar and pestle and blended in the cookies, adds just that extra touch of mystery taste you will LOVE.
THE TEA SPOT MEDITATIVE MIND SHORTBREAD COOKIES – makes 24 – 30 cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 Tbs. cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground fennel seeds, ground with mortar and pestle or in a clean coffee grinder
1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
1 Tea Spot Meditative Mind tea sachet, remove the tea and grind with mortar and pestle
1 rounded cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla in a large bowl with a mixer until smooth. In another bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon, ginger, fennel, cardamom, and tea. Add to butter mixture and beat on low speed until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set 1 Tbs. balls of dough 1 in. apart on sheets and flatten slightly with a floured glass.
Bake until cookies are light golden on undersides, 15 to 18 minutes, switching pan positions halfway through baking. Transfer to racks to cool.
Serve with LOVE and a cup of Meditative Mind tea and go straight to heaven here on earth!
Store in an airtight tin or container.