Maggie Rogers & London Fog cookies
Earl Grey Shortbread Cookie Recipe:
(Amounts are approximate as I’m horrible at measuring anything)
- 1/2 cup of heavy cream or whole milk
- confectioners sugar (enough to make the glaze thick, about 3/4 cup)
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Lavender syrup – I like my glaze rich with lavender since it pairs well with earl grey, I used about 2-3 Tbs, alter depending on your taste.
- Red & blue food coloring (optional)
Mix all ingredients together and spread or pipe over cookies. You can also dip the cookies into the glaze, but it gets really easy. I just use a spoon to drizzle the glaze over cookies, which I lay on wax paper.
Let sit for 2 hours to harden
I have found that when I am in search of a recipe it can be irritating to go through pages of written content to get to the recipe. I understand wanting to share stories that go along with the recipe, but sometimes, I just want the recipe since I am in the process of cooking. I was explaining this to Neil, and he suggested that I put the recipe first, so I’m heading his advice. (See, I do listen!! Haha!)
I made these cookies last Friday, and I was happy with how they turned out. I used a mortar and pestle to grind up loose leaf tea leaves and it made this glorious earl grey powder that flavored the cookies perfectly.
I have tried my hand at shortbread cookies before, but they always came out so thick and chewy and I felt like I was going to choke to death if I didn’t get something to drink.
I was pleasantly surprised at how well these cookies turned out. When I first tried them the same day they were made (I couldn’t wait for the glaze to completely dry and harden,) they were crispy around the edges, which is okay, most shortbread cookies are.
The next morning when I picked one out of the air tight container I had placed them in, I couldn’t believe how soft they were. The earl grey was more potent and the lavender glaze was the perfect addition!
I am so happy with how these cookies turned out, and I can’t wait to make more batches of them to pass out to family, friends, and coworkers this Christmas!! I might even decorate them with some dried lavender or purple sprinkles! One can never have too many sprinkles!!
While perusing through a friend’s Instagram story the other day I came across a song by Maggie Rogers, I had never heard the song, or Maggie Rogers for that matter, so I looked her up on Spotify, and I have added her to my playlists.
I encourage you to put on some music, bake, and dance around your kitchen! It’s one of my favorite things to do, especially when I’m with my friend Amanda!
Love & life lessons,