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Honey Bear Sugar Cookies

Honey Bear Sugar Cookies
The second OWL Recipe, designed by Nicole Martin of Tea For Me Please, is perfect for an afternoon weekend baking project. This basic sugar cookie recipe is kicked up a notch with tea infused butter. Our kid-friendly Honey Bear blend adds a touch of creamy caramel flavor and is delicious to sip along with these sweet treats.

Ingredients:

Makes approximately 5 dozen cookies
  • Approximately 4 teaspoons of The Tealogist Honey Bear blend
  • 1 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
Preparation:
1. Place butter and tea in a small sauce pan.
honey bear butter
2. Melt butter completely a let simmer for 5 minutes.
honey bear butter
3. Use a fine mesh strainer to separate the leaves from the butter and discard them.
strained honey bear butter
4. Place butter in refrigerator until it becomes solid again.
5. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat eggs and add them to the mixture.
honey bear sugar cookies
6. Add milk, vanilla, salt and baking powder. Make sure everything is mixed thoroughly.
7. Slowly add flour and stir until a loose dough is formed.
honey bear sugar cookies
8. Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour
9. Working in small batches, hand form dough into shapes. If you wish to use a cookie cutter, roll the dough between pieces of parchment paper. You must work quickly as the dough will become sticky if it gets too warm.
honey bear sugar cookies
10. Place shapes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
honey bear sugar cookies
11. Bake in pre-heated oven at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.
12. Enjoy your tasty cookies with a cup of Honey Bear!
Honey Bear

Honey Bear Blend by The Teaologist

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What’s in My Cup? Rooibos!

Honey Bear

Honey Bear Blend by The Teaologist

Rooibos. It’s a word that doesn’t easily roll off the tongue, with properties and benefits that are much less known than its pronunciation. Those navigating the health-kick arena may recognize rooibos  as the ‘red bush’ (hence, it’s alternative moniker rotbusch), with its characteristic reddish brown stems.  Though only grown in the northern, mountainous regions of Cape Town, South Africa, rooibos is turning out to be quite an international sensation.

Rooibos is sometimes fittingly referred to as a “coffee drinker’s tea,” in relation to its nutty, hickory-like palatable quality.  More so, the bold tisane is repeatedly hailed for its high infusion of antioxidants, which is strongly believed to treat high blood pressure and allergen-related diseases. Rooibos is said to maintain even more antioxidant flavanoids than green and white teas, which certainly helps add to the herb’s growing repertoire! Aside from its antioxidant capacity, rooibos is naturally caffeine-free and provides essential electrolytes–making it and ultra-hydrating beverage, perfect for the active tea drinker.

The Teaologist features a wide selection of teas and tisanes that feature and highlight the remarkable taste and health qualities of rooibos, such as the popular berry rooibos blend, The Camus, the fragrant mixture of our Spring Trellis tea, and the heart warming Honey Bear blend.

The Camus

The Camus

Spring Trellis

Spring Trellis

Visit theteaologist.com for more from our rooibos and tisane selections!

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