​Happy Solstice!

For the winter solstice, I created a tea with herbs that are in tune with the season. My winter solstice tea is simple and soothing. Perfect for the evening and with sugar cookies!
~Winter Solstice Tea ~

1 tsp Chamomile

1 tsp Sage or few sprigs

1 Vanilla bean (I ground it)

And honey


~ Sugar Cookie Recipe ~

  1. 2 1/4 cups flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 1/2 cups sugar (plus more for rolling the dough in)
  6. 2 ounces cream cheese room temperature and cubed
  7. 6 Tablespoons butter, melted and warm
  8. 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  9. 1 egg
  10. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  11. 1 Tablespoon whole milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, if you don’t have parchment paper, lightly oil the baking sheet.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.. Set aside.
  3. Place the sugar in a medium bowl. Place the cream cheese on top and pour the melted, warm butter over the top. Whisk to combine. There may be a few lumps of cream cheese that remain but they’ll be incorporated when other ingredients are mixed in.
  4. Whisk the oil in until well incorporated.. Stir in the egg, vanilla, and milk.
  5. Add the flour mixture and fold it in until a smooth dough forms.
  6. Roll 2 tablespoons of dough into 24 balls. Roll each ball into the extra sugar. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet. Using the bottom of a flat drinking glass, slightly flatten each cookie until they are 2 inches in diameter.
  7. Bake for 11-13 minutes, turning the pan halfway through baking. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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