November 22, 2015
Vanilla Ice Wine Cookies get their fragrant and sultry flavours from the black tea and whole vanilla bean. The intensity of the vanilla heightens the richness and deepens the sweetness of all the ingredients. The crumbly texture of this shortbread gathers interest with the coarse crunch of the turbinado sugar coating. Vanilla Ice Wine Cookies are special shortbreads, but if you don’t have any Ice Wine Tea in your pantry, you can choose practically any tea that you like: green, herbal or black. I prefer the pairing of vanilla with the intensity of black tea.
The recipe was originally conceived with Roobos Tea, but Rivka of Food 52 (where I found this recipe) prefers Earl Grey for its “seriously sultry flavour.” BTW, Thank you Rivka of Food 52 for this award winning cookie recipe. It is delightful and unusual, and has become one of my personal favourites in The Finer Cookie repertoire. Please visit the original post to get another perspective on it.
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