Here is the recipe you have all been pining for:
Earl Grey Tea Cookies (makes 6 dozen)
2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 T. Earl Grey tea leaves (or two tea bags)
1/2 t. salt
1 t. pure vanilla extract
1 c. unsalted butter, cut into pieces
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Pulse together all the dry ingredients in a food processor until the tea leaves are pulverized. Add the vanilla, 1 t. water, and the butter. Pulse together until a dough is formed. Divide the dough in half. Place each half on a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a 12 inch log, about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap and chill for 30 minutes. Slice each log into discs, 1/3 inch thick. Place on parchment or foil-lined baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake until the edges are just brown, about 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack. Enjoy!
FYI, for our allergy-ridden friends, mangos are in the cashew family.
I’m trying to cover all my thanks in one blow. So — thanks J.E. for the gift of the gear. Right now we have it by our side door. Not the best place, but we’ll look for a better place. I also want to apologize for missing your call. I just checked my message yesterday. (People don’t call me very often on my cell). Feel free to call our house anytime.
Thanks Peters for coming over on New Year’s Eve and getting me to take the Myers – Briggs. I have to admit that I am skeptical of aptitude tests because I tend to loathe labels and catergorizations and how people use them to decide how they want to treat people. But I was glad I took it. I guess Counselor Idealist is about as close to Discontented Idealist as I could expect. (That was meant to be funny in an under-handed way).
Thanks, Toby, for so much. The blog makes my best of 2006 list. Thanks for passing off the music from the blog as well as the Window in the Sky cd. I have to admit I am sometimes cynical about the music posts, thinking something along the lines of “What indie rock, flash-in-the-pan band is it this time?” But in all honesty I have been enjoying the cd immensely. You are a guru of pop-culture and you’re making me quite hip with my college students; so keep up the good work. So far, I like the Decemberists and the Rock Kills Kid songs, but I haven’t been through the entire disc too many times.
Thanks to Shotts for the chance to get together after I missed the Pre-Christmas gathering. It was fun.