Black Tea Cardamom Cookies with Black Tea Icing Recipe

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Flenn Pierce Modified: March 23, 2022
Black Tea Cardamom Cookies with Black Tea Icing Recipe

How To Make Black Tea Cardamom Cookies with Black Tea Icing

These black tea-infused cardamom cookies are soft and chewy treats, packed with warm spices, and topped with an equally sweet, tea-infused icing!

Preparation: 35 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 1 hour



For Cookies:

  • cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • 3bagsLipton Daring English Breakfast Tea
  • cupssugar
  • tspground cinnamon
  • 1tspground ginger
  • 1tspground cardamom
  • ½tspall spice
  • ½tspground black pepper
  • 1cupunsalted butter,softened
  • 1egg
  • ½tspvanilla extract

For Black Tea Icing:

  • 5tbspwhole milk
  • 2bagsLipton Daring English Breakfast Tea
  • cupspowdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.


  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Cut open the Lipton Daring English Breakfast tea bags and add tea leaves to the bowl.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, all spice and black pepper.

  3. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar-spice mixture for about 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until fully incorporated. Slowly blend in the dry ingredients until just combined.

  4. Using a tablespoon measure, scoop dough and roll dough into balls. Place dough balls on prepared baking sheet about 1½ inches apart

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 17 to 20 minutes. Let stand on baking sheet 2 minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

Black Tea Icing:

  1. Heat the milk on medium low heat. Steep the 2 Lipton Daring English Breakfast tea bags in the milk for 3 minutes. Squeeze and remove bags.

  2. Whisk the milk tea mixture into confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Using the whisk, drizzle the icing over the cookies.

  3. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 135.79kcal
  • Fat: 5.40g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.33g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.40g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.26g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.00g
  • Fiber: 0.39g
  • Sugar: 13.36g
  • Protein: 1.28g
  • Cholesterol: 18.21mg
  • Sodium: 76.05mg
  • Calcium: 13.23mg
  • Potassium: 19.41mg
  • Iron: 0.52mg
  • Vitamin A: 46.04µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.03mg
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