Chai-Spiced Shortbread Cookies
"These cookies are based on a shortbread recipe, but spiced to taste like a chai tea latte. Don't try to make a substitution for the cardamom - it's essential to the chai taste. Masala chai varies widely by region, brand, and store, so you can play with the spices to get closer to your favorite chai."
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Ingredients40 m servings 62
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen 2-inch cookies)
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
- Grind tea into a fine powder using a spice grinder. Mix in cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and pepper.
- Beat butter, sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy. Add the spiced tea mixture and mix thoroughly. Fold in flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until a stiff dough forms.
- Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and roll out to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch pieces with a cookie cutter or knife. Arrange cookies on baking sheets.
- Bake in the preheated oven until edges begin to brown slightly, about 20 minutes.
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- Cook's Notes:
- You might try adding almond extract, or using honey instead of sugar (though you'll need more flour).
- Substitute white pepper for the black pepper, if desired.
Per Serving: 62 calories; 3.9 6.2 0.6 10 34 Full nutrition
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