Chai Shortbread Cookies

Chai Shortbread Cookies Recipe
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These melt in your mouth cookies are accented with coffee and spiced buttercream!
1:00
Prep Time
1:30
Total Time
30 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup
powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon
ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
2 cups
all-purpose flour
Sugar

Filling

2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
1/2 teaspoon
instant coffee granules
2 cups
powdered sugar
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon
ground cardamon
1/8 teaspoon
ground ginger

Topping

2 tablespoons
powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon
unsweetened cocoa

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Combine all cookie ingredients except flour in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten to 1 1/2-inch diameter with bottom of glass dipped in sugar.
  3. Bake 11-13 minutes or until set and cookies are lightly browned around edges. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, combine half & half and instant coffee granules in medium bowl; stir until coffee is dissolved. Add all remaining filling ingredients; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Spread 1 teaspoon filling onto bottom-side of 1 cookie; top with second cookie, bottom-side down. Repeat with remaining cookies.
  5. Combine all topping ingredients in small bowl; sprinkle over tops of sandwich cookies.

Recipe Tips

- For a more intense coffee flavor, increase coffee granules to 1 teaspoon in filling.

- Use a small strainer to sift topping over cookies for an elegant look.

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Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
150
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
18g
Protein
1g
Fat
8g
Sodium
65mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

They are wonderful! I didn't have any instant coffee on hand when I made the recipe so I just skipped it and added a little more spice. I thought they were delightful!

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