Making the perfect dish

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Twinings Holiday Tea Shortbread Cookies

Twinings Tea: Holiday or Winter Spice Tea

Makes approximately 24 pieces.

Ingredients
  • 8 ounces ( 2 sticks) Butter
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) Sugar
  • 12 ounces (3 cups) Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Twinings Holiday or Winter Spice Tea
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) Water
Method
  1. Heat water to the boil and pour over tea, let steep for 5 minutes. Strain and squeeze brewed leaves to retain as much liquid concentrate in a separate cup. Set aside.
  2. While blending (creaming) the butter and sugar together, add the tea liquor.
  3. Add the flour a little at a time, thoroughly blending in each addition. The finished ball of dough will be very soft and sticky.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  5. Roll out chilled dough on a floured board to a thickness of a 1/3 inch to 1/2 inch. Cut into your favourite shapes.
  6. Bake in a moderate 350°F (176°C) oven until lightly brown edges appear ( about 15 to 20 minutes).