Friday 13 February 2015

Earl Grey (Oolong) Milk Tea Cookies

It is known by everybody that Earl Grey Tea gives out a very rich flavour to cookie and I was thinking it would be wonderful if the cookie could give out the flavour of Oolong Tea.  So I decided to give it a try.  But I was pretty disappointed as the cookies turn out to be flavourless.  There wasn’t any slightest flavour of Oolong Tea at all L
However, the consolation part is that the texture of the cookie is crunchy; not so buttery and it goes really well with cup of Lipton Tea J.  
But if you will to ask me whether I will bake this again for Chinese New Year?  My reply to you is… I doubt I will. 

The recipe yields 30 pcs.  But I think I only managed to pipe out less than 15 pcs and by evening, the cookies were all gone.

150g       Butter
100g       Icing Sugar

20g         Egg Yolk

60g         Ground Almond
200g       Cake Flour

50g         Milk
5g            Earl Grey Tea Leave
(I replaced with Oolong because nobody drinks Earl Grey Tea at home)

(1)Softened the butter and cut into dices.  Place ingredients C in a same bowl.

(2)Line a baking tray with non-stick baking mat.  Preheat oven to 180˚C.

(3)Place Ingredients A into mixing bowl.  Using a whisk, beat the mixture till light and fluffy.  Add Ingredients B in 2-3 batches and beat well after each addition.

(4)Heat milk to 90˚C and remove from heat.  Add in tea leaves and cover with lid for 5 minutes.

(5)Filter the milk tea, and place some of the leaves into the mixture (3) and beat well.

(6)Sift in Ingredient C.  Mix until the mixture is well combined.

(7)Place the dough into plastic bag and slightly flatten it, wrap tightly.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

(8)Remove the dough.  Sprinkle some flour over workspace and roll the dough out to a thickness of 0.5cm.  Use cookie mould cutter to cut out the dough and place them onto a baking tray.  Instead of using cookie mould cutter, I pipe out the batter onto the baking tray.

(9)Bake in oven for 20 mintues.  Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

This recipe is taken from the cookbook – The Secret of Cookies 告诉你饼干的密秘  This cookbook is a Christmas gift from my elder boy.  He said the cookbook is value for money as it contains so many recipes at the price of less than S$20. Ha ha ha!

Wishing all of you happy baking for Cook & Celebrate: CNY 2015 hosted by 3 of my favourites bloggers - Yen of Eat Your Heart Out, Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Diana of The Domestic Goddess Wannabe.


  1. Wow Amy! Can really see your passion for baking! All the cookies/tarts look nice & yummy ( at least that's what I personally felt). Keep it up! I am sure u will have good results! 👍 👍👍

    1. Hi. Kok Hwa! Nice to hear from you. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    2. Hi. Kok Hwa! Nice to hear from you. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. Oh your rosettes are so beautifully piped.

  3. Earl Grey! My absolute favourite tea. I am book marking this recipe!

  4. Hi Amy,

    I wonder if the cookies will be more flavoursome if earl grey is used. Nevermind... as long as these cookies are good with a nice cuppa!


  5. I've been searching around for Earl Grey baking recipes. This looks simple and amazing. Will definitely try it out for CNY bakes! Thanks for sharing!