by Sharon Wee

Guess what today is? My first day off after 7 straight days of teaching in Singapore = a sleep in and some time to update my blog!

I made these cookies awhile ago as little gifts for some of my friends (aka my test subjects) and they all said it was yummy (unless they were just being nice!).  T2’s French Earl Grey Tea is one of my all time favorites and I have not met anyone who did not like it.

T2 recently came out with a earl grey tea cookie range but I found there was not much earl grey flavour in it so I thought I’d try to make them myself with my favourite bend of tea. These might make a nice little holiday gift and they are so easy to make. You can make them in advance and keep them in your freezer until you want to eat them. Be warned they are really addictive 🙁 I think I ate like 5 in a row.

I’m no graphic designer, but I also put together a little recipe template you can print and attach with your cookies if you are gifting them 🙂

You can also replace the french earl grey leaves with any other leaves you like. The french earl grey is quite sweet and floral, so if you are using a bitter tea try to reduce the amount of tea leaves.

And if you prefer a text version of the recipe, here it is:

French Earl Grey Tea Butter Cookie Recipe

(Makes approx 50 – 60 small cookies)

225 g unsalted butter
170 ml granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1 Table Spoon vanilla bean paste
1 egg
470 g all-purpose flour
20 g French Earl Grey loose tea leaves


– Beat the tea leaves, butter, sugar, salt and vanilla together until smooth and creamy.

– Add in the egg and mix until well incorporated.

– Then add the flour and mix well.

– Turn the dough out into a lightly floured surface and knead until well combined.

– Split the dough into 4 parts and roll into a log and wrap in cling wrap.

– Freeze for a couple of hours, unwrap and cut into slices. Bake at 180 degrees for 10 – 15 minutes or until lightly golden.

Original recipe adapted from here.

Enjoy! 🙂

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9 Comments on French Earl Grey Tea Butter Cookie Recipe

  1. sinsationscakes
    November 28, 2012 at 8:54 am (6 years ago)

    Hi Sharon,
    Hope you caught up on sleep after all those long days of teaching.
    Just wanted to say a heartfelt “Thank you” for the classes. I learned a lot in these 5 days. You are a patient and considerate teacher 🙂

  2. Dahlia's Day Wedding Blog
    November 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm (6 years ago)

    A well-deserved pot of tea for you (and a great recipe for us!)…after all those baking classes. Enjoy!

  3. Caca
    March 7, 2013 at 8:00 am (6 years ago)

    love the strong tea flavour cookies

  4. jelly andrews
    March 21, 2013 at 6:59 am (6 years ago)

    This recipe seems great. Oh! I love to give this idea a try. I am glad you shared this one. Thanks!

  5. mae anderson
    May 10, 2013 at 9:10 am (6 years ago)

    Even I am not really into baking, I will surely try this recipe. It looks so delicious. Oh! I love it.

  6. Rachel
    November 29, 2015 at 11:13 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi Sharon do you know if we can get T2 tealeaves in Singapore? If not, can we substitute with Twinnings tea bags?

    • Sharon Wee
      December 7, 2015 at 8:44 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Rachel, I don’t think there are any T2 stores in Singapore and I’m not sure if they ship there, their website seems to be having some trouble right now. Any tea that you like will work, so just pick one that you enjoy 🙂

  7. Valerie SeeToh
    November 26, 2017 at 5:52 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi Sharon. from your recipe written the dough needs to chill for a couples of hours? May I know how many (at least) hours to chill it? Thank U.

    • Sharon Wee
      November 27, 2017 at 10:54 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Valerie, one hour should usually be enough but check that it is firm.


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