Monday, May 7, 2012

Tea Bag Cookies & Tags

 If you follow me on Pinterest you may have seen this pin last week sometime. I absolutely loved those little tea bag cookies and knew I wanted to make them for some of my tea loving friends sometime.
Well, today is the 1st of several tea related posts I'll be doing -- in preparation for Mother's Day and a tea-related gift I'm giving to my mom. kick off the tea posts, I'm starting with

Tea Bag Cookies
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
10 T. butter, room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
In a bowl, beat butter until smooth and creamy.
Add sugar and vanilla and mix till smooth.
Gently stir in flower mixture just until incorporated.
Divide dough in 1/2 and roll 1st half to 1/4 in. thickness
Cut rectangles and then snip off top edges to give the "tea bag look"
Place on baking sheet (lined with wax paper).
Poke hole for string with a toothpick.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
(NOTE: I added a bit more melted butter to my dough when it became to crumbly to roll out)
 Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
Dip bottoms in melted chocolate
When chocolate dries, Thread string through hole in cookie.
Affix tea bag tag to string (I used white crochet thread) with staple
Serve at your next tea party or gift to a friend!

I'm including several FREE tea bag tags to tie on your cookies.
Plain Tea Bag Tags
Get Well Soon Tea Bag Tags
Thinking of You Tea Bag Tags
Scripture Tea Bag Tags


LauraJane:) said...

How LOVELY!! thank you for the tags and the sweet idea.

Jennifer said...

This is an amazingly delightful idea! Thank you so much for the free tags!

Anonymous said...

Great idea : ) Thanks for the recipe!!!

Winnie said...

You probably heard me squealing from NYC when I saw those cookies.I can't wait to try them.I collect teapots, and teacups and have tea parties with my nieces. Thanks for sharing the recipe..Can't wait to try them.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes! I did see this on pinterest and thought it was so sweet - except I'm not supposed to be eating such things anymore. Drat! Thanks for this idea, though. Perhaps I can do something that is tea related and not quite so stressful on my digestive track!

Glad my roof raising blessed you - more to come on that on Pink Saturday.


Karen Letchworth said...

These are just SO cute, Esther. Great job. I love it when I see a great idea and then make it a reality for myself as well. It's so satisfying. These will make a great treat for gift-giving. Thanks for sharing them with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Gemiel said...

Wow, these look yummy. As the ultimate tea lover I'm into anything and everything tea releate. Thanks so much for the tea bag ties

MariLynn said...

This is such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy Swenne said...

Love this cute idea!! And the tags are so sweet.

Thanks for playing along with us at WAW.


Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is a very creative idea. I love the tags that you created as well. Blessings!

Bernadette Bliss said...

What a darling idea. Thank you for sharing it. I will need to do this project soon and I'm sure the recipients will love it!

Bernadette Bliss said...

Thank you for posting this sweet idea...

Little Birdie Blessings said...

These are adorable, the cookies and the printable tags. You're one creative gal. Thanks for linking this to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

Christa said...

These are adorable and sooo realistic-looking!

Pamela said...

Okay...this is takes the prize! I love cookies, but the whole theme is adorable and has me wanting to host a tea.

Vee said...

Oh how very wonderful these are. Thank you so much!