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Easy Tea Cookies to Make With Your Kids

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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

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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Pour the sugar and butter into a mixing bowl and cream together.

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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.

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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!

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5. Flatten the ball into a pancake with your hands and roll out with a rolling pin.

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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.

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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!

Enjoy!

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