Christina's Chai Shortbread Cookies

“I love these cookies. They are the best with a cup of tea. I have no idea where I picked this recipe up, but I have been making it for a while, and they are a definite must in our cookie jar!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.
  2. Combine flour with cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper and powdered sugar.
  3. Mix well with a whisk.
  4. Place sugar mixture and butter in a medium bowl; beat well with a mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed just until combined (mixture will appear crumbly)
  6. Sprinkle dough with 1 tbsp ice water; toss with a fork.
  7. Divide dough in half; shape dough into 2 6inch logs; wrap each log in plastic wrap.
  8. Chill for 1 hour or until very firm.
  9. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  10. Unwrap dough logs and cut each log into 18 slices using a serrated knife.
  11. Place dough circles 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
  12. Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes.
  13. Cool on pans for 5 minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

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