Today's recipe is prepared as a part of a challenge by Muslim Food Bloggers group on Facebook. For this challenge, we will be doing one recipe in every month with different themes from the assigned food blog. This month's challenge is to try a recipe from Sawsan's blog " Chef in Disguise", where we can find the delicious collection of Middle Eastern and other recipes. I bookmarked many recipes from her blog and then I decided to try "Tea Bag Cookies" for my kids..They are very excited and helped me to make the tea bag tags..
1 3/4 cup plain flour
85 gm butter. softened
140 gm caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
150 gm chocolate, for dipping
thread and tea bag tags, for decoration
- In a large mixing bowl or in the bowl of stand mixer, add the butter and sugar and beat them together until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and vanilla essence into this and beat until the egg is completely incorporated.
- Add the flour and mix / beat on low speed until the dough comes together. Then mix using your hand and knead until smooth dough.
- Then shape the dough into a rough square, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
5. Preheat the oven to 200 degree celcius and line two baking trays with baking paper/ parchment paper.
6. Place the chilled dough on parchment paper, lightly dust it with flour and roll it out with a rolling pin to about 1 cm in thickness.
7. Lay a tea bag as a template onto the dough for measurement and cut out rectangles using a a sharp knife/ pizza cutter.
8. Cut off the top corner of rectangles just like a tea bag.
9. Use a straw/ skewer to poke a hole to insert the thread holding the tag after baking.
10. Place the cookies on the lined baking trays with 1 inch apart and bake for 17-10 minutes or until they start to turn golden.
11. Leave them on the tray for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
12. Melt the chocolate by using a double boiler or in a microwave.
13. Dip the base of the cookie in the chocolate one at a time. Shake off the excess and then gently lay on a sheet of parchment paper and allow to set.
14. Make tea bag tags using craft papers/ cards ( my kids helped to make this)..
15. When the chocolate has set, thread a piece of thread/ string through the hole and then secure the ends of the thread by gluing them inside the tea bag.
To see what other fellow bloggers have tried for the first MFB Challenge, check out here..