Tea Time: Lemon Balm and Black Tea Cookies

A slow week that's blending into itself. The dogs are bored and so am I. Nolan stayed at his parents' this week and next he'll be in Austin. And so I pull out the couchbed and read library books. So I ate Chinese and junk food. So I didn't work out but cleaned the floors. So I made cookies and drank tea.

Lemon Balm and Black Tea Cookies

Lemon Balm and Black Tea Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened (I used Kerrygold!)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup AP flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon balm, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon black tea

Directions:

1. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy
2. Add egg and vanilla and mix together
3. Sift together dry ingredients and gently stir into your butter mixture
4. Turn out onto a floured work surface and pat into a disc. Wrap and chill for 1 hour
5. Preheat oven to 400*F
6. Roll out and cut dough into desired shapes (about 3/4 inch thickness worked best for me)
7. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes, or until edges are just browned

Lemon Balm and Black Tea Cookies
Lemon Balm and Black Tea Cookies
Lemon Balm and Black Tea Cookies
Lemon Balm and Black Tea Cookies
Lemon Balm and Black Tea Cookies

This post was made in partnership with Tractor Supply, who provided me with a selection of herbs from Bonnie Plants. I am SO in love with my kitchen herb garden on our deck and I use it nearly daily. The plants come potted and I just transfer, add a little more soil, and water. It couldn't be easier and I am excited to have herbs (and peppers) to enjoy for the rest of summer.