Cookies make for a great tea time snack but there's something even more special about a cookie that has tea in it. I decided to put my tea sipping bookworm twist on a chamomile cookie recipe that I discovered in one of my favorite reads, Kinfolk Magazine. My version of these chamomile cookies are made with everyone's favorite relaxing and sleepy-time tea mixed with other delicious ingredients that result in a sweet oatmeal/short-bread cookie taste. They are simply delicious!
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CHAMOMILE COOKIES with
CHAMOMILE & LEMON GLAZE
(some of the following content is derived from Kinfolk Magazine, volume 19, page 36)
1 1/2 cups (150 grams) rolled oats
1 1/2 cups (150 grams) confectioners' sugar
1 1/4 cups (165 grams) whole-wheat flour
1/2 (50 grams) white chocolate chips
1 tablespoon dried chamomile flowers, crushed or loose-leaf chamomile tea
pinch of salt
1 cup (2 sticks/225 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup of steeped chamomile tea
juice from 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup of confectioners' sugar and add more until reached desired thickness
In a large bowl, stir together the oats, confectioners' sugar, flour, chocolate, chamomile, and salt. Add the butter and egg and message with hands just until a soft dough forms.
Divide the dough between 2 large sheets of parchment or waxed paper, and form each into a long log, about 1 1/2 inches (4 centimeters) in diameter. Wrap tightly and chill it until firm, at least 1 hour. (If the dough is too soft to form a nice cylinder, chill it for a bit, then try rolling again.)
Preheat the oven to 350° F (170°C) and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Slice the logs into 1/4-inch-thick (6-millimeter) disks and arrange them at least 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake the cookies until the edge of bottoms are golden, rotating the pans n the oven halfway through, 12 to 17 minutes in total. Cool on wire racks.
For the glaze, mix the chamomile tea, lemon juice, and confectioners' sugar together and add more confectioners' sugar gradually to obtained desire thickness. Spoon the glaze on the cookies and garnish with 1 dried chamomile flower. Allow glaze to harden a little and enjoy!