Put a spin on your standard gingerbread cookies with these tea bag shaped versions that make that cup of tea all the more enticing on a cold December night (or morning, we won’t judge). 



  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Whisk the flour, salt, and spices together in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a mixer, cream the butter and sugar until just mixed.
  4. Add the egg, and mix until incorporated.
  5. Add the molasses, vanilla, and lemon zest (if using) and mix until combined. Slowly mix in the flour mixture until the dough forms.
  6. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4″ thickness, and cut the cookies into a rectangle, cutting the corners to give the cookie a tea bag shape. Poke a small hole in the top of each cookie for the baking thread later. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 8-9 minutes.
  7. Once cooled, string a baking thread through the hole at the top of the cookie, and attach to the printable tea bag.

Make these cookies for the holidays, and be sure to share on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ALMbites.