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Lavender Earl Grey butter cookies

Lavender Earl Grey butter cookies

Lavender Earl Grey butter cookies

Lavender Earl Grey butter cookies from Tumblewood Teas' recipe box

What is one of the best things to do while "social distancing"? Baking with tea! These Lavender Earl Grey butter cookies are just the thing to brighten up your day. 

Tumblewood Teas’ Lavender Earl Grey butter cookies


30 mins


2 hrs.


9 mins at 375° per batch


10 mins


about 36 cookies



  • ¾ cup butter, softened, separated
  • 2 tablespoons Tumblewood Teas Lavender Earl Grey tea leaves
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Tea glaze

  • 1 tablespoon strong brewed Lavender Earl Grey tea
  • ½ cup powdered sugar



  1. Microwave 1/4 cup of the butter in 20 second intervals at medium power until butter is melted. Stir in tea leaves and steep in butter for 4 minutes. Strain butter through a fine-mesh sieve; pressing all butter out of tea leaves with the back of a spoon. Discard tea leaves.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat strained butter, the remaining 1/2 cup butter, and 1/2 cup powdered sugar with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Stir in flour and cornstarch until combined.
  3. Shape dough into a 10-inch roll. Wrap roll tightly in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Chill about 2 hours or until dough is firm enough to slice.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F. Using a sharp knife, cut the roll into 1/4-inch slices. Place slices 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light brown. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon brewed tea. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat cookies with glaze and top with loose lavender if desired. Let stand on a wire rack until glaze is set.