Soft, tender and buttery chocolate chip cookies studded with the subtly floral notes of earl grey tea. I know its hard to improve upon a great chocolate chip cookie recipe, but when you combine two things that are lovely by themselves, of course you are going to get one heck of a tasty cookie! You might not be aware of the fact that Earl Grey tea and chocolate combine gorgeously together, but I’m telling you – its a must-try flavor combination!
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I totally have a problem with Earl Grey Tea, guys. Not only can I not stop drinking it (its my afternoon drink of choice) but I also cannot stop baking with it! I’ve made cake, banana bread, cupcakes, a sourdough loaf, lemon bars, and scones, all with earl grey tea in them. And now, cookies! Because you can never have too much of a good thing, and in my mind, a good Earl Grey is definitely a good thing! Hmm… Guess I need to start thinking about what I am going to tea in next…
I think its important to use a good quality earl grey tea, here! Some of the cheaper varieties have a very harsh bergamot flavor to them, and I don’t think those will lend to nice cookies. You want a more smooth and mellow favor, and I highly recommend using my favorite Earl Grey Tea. I love this Earl Grey because it contains just a pinch of Lavender, which really mellows out the bergamot and compliments the Ceylon tea. With ones of orange peel, vanilla and cornflower, this tea is a beautiful one to enjoy in your mug – AND perfect in these cookies!
I also want to make a note that these cookies are good on day one, but they will get better each day as the flavors bloom. I know its almost impossible to have fresh baked cookies sit on the counter un-eaten, but you will totally be rewarded for stashing a few away! Just don’t forget about them!
Jenni lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her amazing husband, two girls, two dogs who think they are children, and a feisty cat. She is the creator of The Gingered Whisk, a recipe blog dedicated to finding easy, healthy-ish, and tasty weeknight meals that kids and adults alike will love. She is super passionate about helping every member of a family learn to love great food. When not cooking, eating, or thinking about food, she is often hiking around area parks, creating intricate legos castles with her girls, watching nerdy tv with her husband, or curled up in a corner somewhere reading a good book.