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5 from 1 vote

Chai Shortbread Cookies

Delicious chai shortbread cookies made with vanilla chai  and then rolled in chai spice sugar.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 25 cookies
Author: Swathi (Ambujom Saraswathy)

Ingredients

  • For making Chai short bread cookies
  • 1 cup (130g ) all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (33g) powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Bigelow Vanilla chai tea packet
  • ½ cup butter
  • For Chai spice mix
  • 6 cardamom
  • 2 inch cinnamon
  • 1/2 inch dry ginger/ ¼ teaspoon dry ginger powder
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 black peppercorn
  • For chai spice sugar
  • ½ teaspoon chai spice
  • 2 tablespoon sparkling sugar

Instructions

  • In a kitchen aid stand mixer add butter, sugar, powdered sugar cream well. To this add flour, salt and vanilla chai packet and mix well until everything combined well.
  • Scrape the dough out of the bowl and warp it in a parchment paper. Freeze the dough, or chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Make chai spice powder by grinding all the ingredients for chai spice. Then mix the chai spice with sugar and set aside.
  • To bake, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment or a Silpat. Spread the dough into ¼ inch sheet and cut out using your favorite cookie cutter. Then roll the dough into chai spice sugar. Place the cookie on the baking sheet and bake until the edges are just beginning to brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks. Store cooled cookies in an airtight container.
  • Enjoy with a cup of green tea.

Notes

Cream the butter, both sugars  at first.
then add one packet of  vanilla chai
Mix well so that everything combined well.
To this add flour and salt.
Mix once again so that the dough comes together. Make sure not to over mix.
Then wrap the dough in
warp it in a parchment paper. Freeze the dough, or chill for at least 30 minutes.
Make chai spice powder by grinding all ingreidents.
Then mix with sparkling sugar to make chai spice sugar.
 
Then cut of the dough using your favorite cookie cutter and roll it in chai spice sugar and place it in the baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake it in pre-heated oven for 8-12 minutes or until sides becomes golden brown in color like this.
Enjoy with cup of green tea.