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Rooibos Shortbread Cookies

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South African Rooibos tea is antioxidant-filled, caffeine-free, wildly popular, and perfect and outstanding in these Rooibos Shortbread Cookies.

Rooibos (ROY-boss; Afrikaans) meaning “red bush”; is a broom-like member of the plant family Fabaceae that grows in South Africa’s fynbos.

The leaves are used to make an herbal tea that is called by the names: rooibos (especially in Southern Africa), bush tea, red tea, or redbush tea (predominantly in Great Britain).

The tea has been popular in Southern Africa for generations, and since the 2000s has gained popularity internationally. The tea has an earthy flavor, similar to yerba mate or tobacco.

Rooibos was formerly classified as Psoralea but is now thought to be part of Aspalathus following Dahlgren (1980). The specific name of linearis was given by Burman (1759) for the plant’s linear growing structure and needle-like leaves.

Yield: 20 depending on size

Rooibos Shortbread Cookies

Rooibos Shortbread Cookies

These cookies have the great flavor of Rooibos in a nice shortbread cookie and dipped in chocolate for extra sweetness.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Refrigerate Time 40 minutes
Bake Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 Rooibos Teabags
  • 250g Butter
  • 1/3 cup Erythritol/ Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Lemon (zested)
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tsp. Coconut Oil

Instructions

  1. Remove the rooibos from the bags and roast in a dry pan on medium heat until aromatic.
  2. Place butter, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in lemon zest, rooibos, salt, and flour.
  4. Mix well until a soft dough is formed.
  5. Shape dough into a log, roll in clingwrap, and refrigerate for 30-40 minutes.
  6. Remove from fridge and slice into discs.
  7. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 180C / 350F for 10-15 minutes or until bottoms are slightly browned.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.
  9. Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl then microwave until smooth and glossy.
  10. Dip one corner of the shortbread into the chocolate then place on a wire rack to set.
  11. Enjoy!!

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Nutrition Information

Yield

20

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 191Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 27mgSodium 150mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 2gSugar 0gProtein 3g

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What is rooibos tea good for?

Although it has little nutritional value, rooibos tea is rich in antioxidants, which may benefit health. The antioxidants in rooibos tea are polyphenols, which are chemical compounds that allow plants to fight stress. When people eat foods rich in polyphenols, they are less likely to suffer from inflammation

5 Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea (Plus Side Effects)

Rooibos tea is gaining popularity as a delicious and healthy beverage.

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