Recipe by Ethan Chang
Sometimes, small comforts can brighten a gloomy day. Try these oven fresh cookies, with hints of Jing Si black tea. With it’s lightly sweet flavor and crisp-on-the-outside-but-chewy-on-the-inside texture, they’re the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of coffee or tea. See our recipe, courtesy of Ethan Chang, and put some pep in your step!
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a microwave-proof bowl, microwave butter for 1 minute. If not using a microwave, heat butter till softened but not too liquidy.
- Add in sugar and vanilla extract. Mix with fork or whisk. Stir in flour. Fold dough to incorporate.
- In a blender or food processor, shred tea leaves. Add to mixture and fold in with hands or fork.
- Lay out dough and flatten to ~3/4″ thickness. Using cookie cutters, a knife, or the rim of a small cup, cut out desired shapes. Reshape leftover dough and repeat till done.
- Layout cookie onto lined baking tray, setting slightly apart.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Cookie bottoms should be golden brown and tops should be lightly golden. Enjoy!
A Message From the Chef
What I learned from creating this video recipe is that natural light looks much better than artificial light; background music is extremely important and affects how long your video feels; when making a cooking video, it is important to zoom in on your hands and what you are doing; other things being left in frame are distracting. It is important to keep your camera stable, as a shaky camera makes your video seem very unprofessional. It was an insightful learning experience I was glad to have.
– Ethan Chang, Student at Lynbrook High School in Cupertino, CA