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Earl Grey Biscuits Topped with Royal Icing Sugar

Earl Grey Biscuits Recipe

Delicious short biscuits imbued with our Organic Classic Earl Grey and complemented with a drizzle of lemony royal icing. Ideal for elevenses.

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 12-15 minutes
Serves: 26 biscuits


Lemon Icing:

  • 100g Whitworths Royal Icing Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice


Empty the contents of the Dragonfly Organic Classic Earl Grey Teabags and grind using a pestle and mortar (or similar), until the tea leaves are a coarse powder, with some larger pieces remaining.

Mix together the sifted flours, sugar, and tea in a large mixing bowl.

Cut the butter into small chunks and add to the bowl.

Rub the butter into the mixture using your fingers until you have a breadcrumb consistency.

Make a well in the centre of the mixture and add the slightly beaten egg. Mix together until a ball is formed.

Separate the dough into two balls. Place one ball of dough between two sheets of non-stick baking paper and roll out using a rolling pin. You want the dough to have a thickness of approx. 1cm. Repeat this process for the second ball of dough and place both sheets of rolled out dough in the fridge to chill for at least 30 mins.

Once chilled, cut the dough using a round cutter. We used a 2.5 inch cutter and made 26 biscuits.

Place the cut dough onto a baking tray lined with either a silicone mat or non-stick baking paper, leaving around a 4cm gap between each.

Put the baking tray in a preheated oven at 160°C fan and bake for approx. 12-15 mins.

Remove from the oven and leave the biscuits on the tray for 5 mins.

Carefully remove the biscuits and place them onto a wired rack to cool.

Lemon Icing

Add the royal icing sugar and lemon juice to a bowl and mix until you have a smooth consistency.

Drizzle the icing over the cooled biscuits using either a spoon of piping bag.

Let the icing dry and enjoy!


Chilling the biscuit dough before baking prevents the biscuits from spreading too much and losing their shape while in the oven.

Author: @Lolliesandbakes

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