Baking with Tea: Tea Cookies

February 09, 2018

heart shaped cookies and tea in a cup surrounding cinnamon

Baking with Tea: Tea Cookies 

Since my business is selling tea, naturally, a lot of my past blogs have been “tea focused.” I think most of my readers understand the importance of drinking tea, but the idea of cooking and baking with tea is still mostly unheard of.

So, I’ve decided to dedicate at least one of my weekly posts toward being a cooking (in this case- baking) with tea blog. There are so many great baking tea recipes out there that I’d love to share! One of my all-time favorites is tea cookies.

It’s All About the Butter (or grass-fed ghee)

When you clicked on this blog, I’m sure you expected for me to give you a step-by-step cookie recipe. But I won’t be doing that. Mainly because great tasting tea cookies are all about the butter. That’s any great cooking with tea blog will tell you that yummy-tasting baking with tea recipes will teach you about infusion, not just pouring a cup of tea into the mix.

To make your own cooking with tea cookies: 

start with any cookie recipe that you love. Most cookies call for butter, but I recommend that you replace it with grass-fed ghee if you can.

Measure the amount of butter (or ghee) this cookie recipe calls for and add that plus 1/3 extra to the bowl. This is important because, during the infusion process, some of the butter/ghee will get stuck to the tea leaves.

Next, measure out 1 and ½ teaspoons of tea leaves for each tablespoon of butter/ghee that you have. The more flavorful the tea, the more flavorful your cooking with tea cookies will be!

Bakery showing cookies being made by baker

Baking with Tea Recipe

  1. Next, melt your butter/ghee until it’s no longer solid but liquid.
  2. Toss in your tea leaves.
  3. Heat the mixture in your saucepan on low for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Take your tea butter/ghee away from the heat and let it sit for another 5 minutes.
  5. Once it’s tinted by your tea, remove your leaves from the butter/ghee by pouring it through a fine sieve.
  6. Press hard and make sure that you remove all the leaves from the butter/ghee.
  7. Toss what you can’t remove.
  8. Once your butter/ghee has cooled to standard room temperature, your cooking with tea can continue.
  9. Use the butter/ghee while preparing your favorite cookies (sugar cookies are an excellent choice)!

Baking with tea recipes is good conversation starters for office parties or family get-togethers.  Baking with tea instead of just drinking it can also take the monotony away from tea consumption. tea being poured into a cup

Plus, I think it’s fun to try out new recipes with uncommonly used recipes like tea. If you have any baking with tea recipes you’d like featured on a blog, reach out to me on social media or email me directly at

Until then, have a beauTEAful day.



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