It’s getting really cold outside and autumn is slowly turning into winter. During these cold winter nights I love to stay home, sit on the couch, crawl under blankets, have a nice cup of tea or a glass of wine :), and enjoy a good movie or television series. What are your favorite television series? My top 5 television series are:
- Downton abbey,
- Once upon a time,
- Dr. Who
- Sherlock Holmes (the one with Benedict Cumberbatch, although Elementary is very good too!)
Last week a new series started on Netflix, the Crown. Together with my friend Margot, I’ve already watched 5 episodes and it has every potential to become my new favorite! How to make the perfect cookies for a girls night in? You’ll see in the recipe below.
Tea bag cookies
Serves about 20, takes about 1,5 hour
What you need
- 125 g dairy butter
- 75 g powdered sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 135 g flower
- extra flour for dusting
- 200 g pure chocolate
- Plastic foil
- Baking paper
- Rolling pin
- Tea bag tags
- Knead soft butter, powdered sugar, vanilla sugar, salt and flour until you have a smooth dough.
- Wrap the dough in plastic foil and let it rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celcius, line a baking sheet with baking paper.
- Dust the counter with flour and roll the dough till 5 cm thick. Using a knife, cut rectangles out of the dough. Cut the top corners of each rectangle to get a tea bag shape. Use the tip of an icing bag, to make a hole where you can add a tag.
- Place the cookies on the sheet with baking paper, and bake them for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
- In the meanwhile, let the cookies cool. Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie, then dip in the cookies and place them on baking paper. Let the chocolate solidify, you can speed this up by placing the cookies in the fridge.
- Attach the strings and tags to the cookies and you’re done!
Tip: After dipping the cookies in chocolate you can dip them again in for example chopped nuts or edible glitter.