Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chai Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Last week, we RI Loli's had a bit of a picnic/road trip and all tried to bring something yummy to nibble on. I chose some simple chai tea cookies that were easy to make and perfect to snack on between laughs and small time Lolita adventures.

So adventurous....f^_^;

This cookie is great for the avid tea drinker, not only because of the tea in them but because you can switch it up and find a pleasing compliment to either match your tea or blend with a different taste!

Be prepaired, this is an icebox cookie, meaning 30 minutes to an hour in the freezer is necessery, but there are plenty of upsides to this. One is that you can keep it in your freezer for months. Second reason this is great is, in case of random visitors, you can always pull these babies out for a quick bake and have them ready to serve for guests. ^_^

Chai Tea Cookies
makes 2 dozen

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Chai tea leaves* (I would use 3 packets)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 375*F. And a great side note would be to take out your butter now and let it get to room temp.

Take the dry ingredients and blend them well. (which you can see here that I blended them way to well to see the tea leaves. Derp)


I used Twinning's Chai tea leaves for my mix (not my favorite choice of tea) it did make it easier to just blend right in from the packets. So easy, just cut them open and add to the dry mix.

Add all the wet ingredients to the mix. (The thing that looks like egg is actually my melted butter)

Mix this until you get a really gooey ball of cookie dough. It really doesn't get any easier than this, which is lovely.

Roll into a log and wrap it in what should be parchment paper. Alas, I had no parchment paper so tin foil it is.

Now Freeze!

Pop it in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour and your nearly finished. Once chilled take them out and cut into pieces of about 1/3 an inch. Place on a cookies sheet and pop in the oven for about 12 to 15 minutes.

A little side note: don't go by the look, they don't change color too much while baking.

SO now that I've hung out with Mr. Freeze and baked a double batch, I head out for a little picnic time with friends, singing, road~tripping, and a little tree~climbing.

Hope you have a good time making these and enjoy them with a nice cup of tea. ^_^

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