The good thing about tea is that you can pair it with almost everything when it comes to food or dessert. You can have your favorite cup of tea with a fatty breakfast, a light sandwich, any meat, a piece of cake, a scone, fruit.. You name it!
Perhaps the most common thing to accompany a “cuppa” with, is cookies. Who heard of afternoon tea that is not served with a variety of cookies or “biscuits”, as the British call them. Cookies are always a much-appreciated treat by everyone and there is nothing better than homemade ones.
In this post www.1001TeaFacts.com has a recipe for homemade orange tea-infused cookies that you will not be able to resist to. In an older post we shared a recipe for orange tea-infused cake so we thought “how about making some cookies with orange tea this time”? We were pleasantly surprised. These cookies are insanely delicious and they are gluten free and vegan. So good for your health too! You can enjoy them either plain or add some jam or grated almonds or chocolate chips like we did. (The jam ones are my favorite).
So let’s get started..
Ingredients (for about 45 cookies):
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup orange tea
- 1/3 cup maple sugar
- 3 tbs Cranberry Liqueur
- zest from 3 oranges
- 3 cups self-rising, gluten-free flour
For cookie mix-ins (optional):
- a few scoops of jam (We used plum and orange-apricot jam)
- Chocolate chips
- a few Grated almonds
- Bring 1/3 cup of water to a boil and add 1 tsp orange tea blend. Let steep for 4-5 minutes.
- Set your tea aside to cool down.
- Mix your coconut oil, sugar, orange zest and orange tea in a large bowl.
- Add you liqueur and mix again.
- Slowly pour your flour into the wet ingredient mix and whisk really well either with a wire whisk or using a hand mixer.
- Your dough should be able to detach easily from the bowl walls. If it’s too sticky you may add some more flour.
- Add your cookie mix-ins (chocolate chips or grated almonds) and gently need your dough until well mixed in.
- Cut your dough in small pieces and then use cookie cutters to shape them perfectly or simply give them the shape you desire using your hands.
- If you choose to add jam then I would suggest to give your cookies a round shape and press with your thumb to create a small print. Then with a teaspoon add a small amount of jam on them.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until they get a golden brown color.
Easy don’t you think? Your family and guests will love them!