“Bloodlines” Red Bush Tea Shortbread Cookies


True murder, great movie! This doctor, Colin Bower, poisoned his wife by putting insulin in her Red Bush tea. She was not diabetic, so she kept going into the hospital, where a doctor finally recognized what was going on. One evil doctor, one good doctor. Funny how the good doctor was also the handsome one in this movie! Full movie review go to https://youtu.be/a4o8hcXP2ig

Red Bush Tea Shortbread Cookies seemed like the perfect dessert to go with this movie. Red Bush Tea supposedly has insulin resistance properties, so I think that’s why they chose it for the movie. For this cookie, you can substitute any kind of tea you like. For my son’s wedding, I used Earl Gray and they were delicious.

Another great thing about this recipe in these times of flour unavailability, it’s good to know paleo and other gluten free flours will work just as well. In these photos, these were made with paleo flour, which is a blend of almond flour and coconut flour, but if using these, be aware of nut allergies. This recipe also contains no eggs.

Red Bush Tea Shortbread Cookies

1-2 bags Red Bush Tea (aka Rooibos Tea)
1/2 unsalted butter, room temp (if using salted butter, omit salt)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup paleo flour (excellent also with all purpose flour)
1/4 tsp. salt (omit if using salted butter)

Cream butter with dry contents of tea bags (how many teabags you use depends on strength of flavor desired; I used 2). Let sit for at least an hour-the longer you let it hang out, the stronger the flavor.8BB42822-F447-4C1B-BB0D-833DCBE112D3

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Add powdered sugar to tea butter, and cream together. Blend in flour and salt. Mixture will be dry and crumbly at first, but will come together.E56FCE33-A63E-4D44-AB4F-EDAABB165EFC

Roll dough out on floured board (be sure to use the same flour you used for cookie dough), to 1/4 ” thickness. Use desired cookie cutter, and cut out shapes. Dough can easily be re-rolled and cut til used up.64E86E96-4067-4C34-A922-63DF007873A8

Place cut out cookies and parchment lined baking sheet and cook for 6-10 minutes, depending on size of cookie, just until egdes start to turn golden. Remove to rack to cool.8C303B73-D41D-4155-8856-65B2D90BF846

When completely cool, store in a cool dry airtight container.

Can also be sandwiched together with raspberry jam…delicious!

Makes apx. 4 dozen individual 2″ cookies.9FB6A72A-BC2E-46C3-85E5-35DFAC48D823





And We’re Back

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Hi everyone! I know it’s been a while since my last post! But like all good sequels, you just gotta wait. It takes time to produce quality content. Okay, who are we kidding, I’ve just been busy and tired! I’ve been working 10 hours a day at my “day” job, on my feet, which are succumbing rapidly to arthritis, and have not had the opportunity to visit the movie theater or the baking part of my kitchen to keep up with this website.

However, now that we have all been granted the opportunity to be sequestered and work from home, I suddenly find myself with some time. I am still, as we all are, unwilling to go the the movie theaters, where there have always been the coughers and the sneezers and the general germ party going on, so I will now be reviewing movies from the clean comfortable movie screen in my home. Some movies will be “still in theater” reviews, some on Amazon, Hulu, etc. and other streaming services. As usual, each movie review will be paired with a dessert. I encourage all of you, especially the flour hoarders out there, to try these recipes for yourselves while we have this “quiet time” at home. No kidding though, when I am stressed, baking relaxes me, and who couldn’t use some relaxation right now, right? Besides if you make a mistake, you can just eat it!

So, thanks for reading and there will be a movie review and dessert post coming soon…

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