One of our resolutions has been to have more afternoon teas in this house. We all love tea and when Kyle and I were living in England, we fell in love with the custom of taking a break together for a cup of tea and a little snack.
If you’re doing a kid tea time, this is a perfect (and very easy) shortbread recipe that compliments any tea you’re serving.
Easy Tea Cookies
/// 2 cups (4 sticks) butter, softened
/// 1 cup powdered sugar
/// 4 cups flour
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Pour the sugar and butter into a mixing bowl and cream together.
3. Add the flour a little at a time and stir to combine. When the dough gets too thick, use your hands to mix it together until you have a soft dough.
4. Roll the dough into a ball and place on a surface that has been dusted with flour or powdered sugar. Flour is easier to work with, but I prefer powdered sugar for cookies like this because you don’t want a dusty flour taste with your tea!
5. Flatten the ball into a pancake with your hands and roll out with a rolling pin.
6. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes and transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The nice thing about this dough is that it doesn’t spread out much, so you can place the cookies very close together.
Bake for 12-17 minutes, until edges are golden brown. If your oven is uneven, be sure to rotate your pan halfway through because these cookies go from golden brown to burnt very quickly!