White chocolate and vanilla complement the earl grey tea in these cookie bars perfectly! A hot tea latte and a tea infused treat like this is the best way to welcome the fall season.

Yields around 1 dozen bars

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tea bags earl grey
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
2 egg whites
1/4 cup apple sauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup white chocolate chips
(plus 1/3 cup white chocolate chips for topping)

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line or spray a 9x13 cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and loose tea. (cut open tea bags and dump out contents)
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer whisk together to sugars, butter, egg whites, apple sauce, and vanilla. Mix on high until lighter in colour.
  4. With the mixer on low slowly add in the dry ingredients until just combined.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips and then press the dough into your cake pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  6. Bake for around 17 minutes until the edges are lightly browned and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool.
  7. In a microwave safe bowl melt the white chocoalte chips for the top of the bars. Microwave in short increments and stir frequently.
  8. When the bars are cool drizzle the melted chocolate on top and let set before slicing and serving.