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Heart to Heart Cookies with St. Valentine tea

Heart to Heart Cookies with St. Valentine tea

This recipe was developed for the Cultured Cup by Kyra Effren



¾ cup butter*
1 tbsp strong St. Valentine tea [unstrained]
¾ cup sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp cream
1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt

For Icing:
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 – 2 tbsp strong St. Valentine tea
2-3 tbsp sprinkles

1. Melt the butter and stir in the tea. Allow to steep for 15 – 30 minutes then cool and strain. Do this ahead of time, or allow butter to cool completely.
2. Preheat oven to 375 F
3. Beat together the ‘tea butter’ – and sugar
4. Beat in the egg and cream
5. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt to form a workable dough  [Note if the dough is too soft add a couple more tablespoons of flour]
6. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes
7. Roll out onto a well floured board and cut into hearts
8. Bake for about 7- 10 minutes or until lightly brown. Then cool before decorating.

Icing & Decorating

9. Mix icing to form a dip-able icing
10. Dip cookies on one side and decorate with sprinkles

*In steeping the butter with the tea and straining it out, you end up with about 1/2 cup 

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Was looking forward to baking the cookies but the recipe is not very the tea brewed, what type of cream? I am an experienced baker so I can figure it out but not everyone will be able to.Ideally recipes should be written so that a novice can follow and this one is not. Would appreciate a quick review of recipes before publishing them so that we can all take full advantage.

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