Saturday, November 21, 2009

Chai Shortbread

(the taste of these cookies is reminiscent of chai tea)

Chai Shortbread

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of ground cloves
Dash of freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup powdered sugar (yes, powdered sugar, not regular granulated sugar)
10 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon ice water

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through pepper), stirring well with a whisk. Place sugar and butter in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until combined (mixture will appear crumbly). Sprinkle dough with 1 tablespoon ice water; toss with a fork. Divide dough in half. Shape dough into 2 (6-inch-long) logs; wrap each log in plastic wrap. Chill 1 hour or until very firm.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Unwrap dough logs. Carefully cut each log into 18 slices using a serrated knife. Place dough circles 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks. You can dust these with powdered sugar if you like but they are good as is.

Yield: 3 dozen


Margie said...

my daughter will LOVE these! she loves chai!!

Amrita said...

Gotta try thes Cindy, my oh my so many cookes to choose from.

Chai in Hindi (my mother tongue) means tea.

Trish said...

Love shortbread and chai sounds like a good combination!

sanjeet said...

oh my so many cookes to choose from.

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