Chai Shortbread Cookies
1 hr
1 hr 30 min



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



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


2 tablespoons powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all cookie ingredients except flour in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

  5. STEP 5

    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.

  6. STEP 6

    Combine all topping ingredients in small bowl; sprinkle over tops of sandwich cookies.

Tip #1

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

Tip #2

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


8Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
65Sodium (mg)
18Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  December 08, 2011

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!

— says Nan
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