The key to my Sweater Weather Cookies is the subtle warmth of cinnamon and spice.
But how do you get that flavor without churning out a cookie that tastes like a mouthful of potpourri? The answer's quite simple, actually. Use some tea!
Longtime readers will know that I've used tea a lot to infuse my cookies with flavor. Sometimes I brew the tea. But mostly I use tea straight from the tea bag. (For an explanation of why bagged tea over loose tea, see here and here.)
Celestial Seasonings Mandarin Orange Spice tea was just the ticket for my Sweater Weather Cookies. Orangey but not too orangey. Spicy but not too spicy. It's the "three bears" tea that's fit for a cookie inspired by the season.