Earl Grey Magic Sugar Cookies

Earl Grey Magic Sugar Cookies


Makes around 20 cookies

  • 1¼ cups cane sugar
  • 14 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely ground Magician Earl Grey loose leaf tea
  • ½ cup brown sugar or maple sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • finely grated orange zest of 1 orange
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and line pan with parchment paper. Put ½ cup cane sugar in a small bowl and set aside.
  1. Grind 1 1/2 tablespoons of Magician tea blend in a coffee or spice grinder until finely ground. You should have around 1 tablespoon of finely ground tea blend. Combine the butter and tea leaves in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Melt the butter, stirring occasionally, until it just begins to sizzle around the edges. Remove from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  1. Add the tea butter to a large bowl, then add brown sugar, salt, orange zest and remaining ¾ cup cane sugar. Use an electric mixer on medium speed or a whisk to combine for about 30 seconds; the mixture will be grainy. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix until combined and smooth, about 30 seconds.
  1. Add the flour, baking powder and baking soda to the bowl, and mix on low speed. Use a spatula to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure the dough is mixed.
  1. Use a 2 tablespoon scoop to portion the cookies. Roll each dough ball in the reserved granulated sugar, then place on the baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart.
  1. Bake the cookies until set, around 18 minutes. Remove cookies from the oven and let cool. Or not ;)

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