These buttery chai shortbread cookies capture the distinct flavor of chai spices as they melt in your mouth.
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1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 to 2 teaspoons water
Decorator sugar, if desired
*Substitute 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.
Combine butter, brown sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla in bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients. Beat at low speed until mixture forms a dough.
Divide dough into thirds. Shape each third into 6x1 1/2-inch square log. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour).
Heat oven to 375°F.
Cut logs into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife; place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-11 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla in bowl; stir in enough water for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies; let stand until glaze is set. Sprinkle with decorator sugar, if desired.
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The cookies were not very good. The dough was very dry and I also had to add more butter and a little extra vanilla. I love chai, but did not love the taste of these cookies. Separating the dough into 3 logs made very small dry cookies. they were really a waste of ingredients. Disappointing.
Excellent cookie! I've been looking for a good chai cookie recipe for a while and tried 3 other recipes with not the best results. One of the things I was most impressed with was when I took a sample into work, people who do not usually like cookies loved these.
The dough is a little dry (something that I found with the other recipes as well) so I added a little more butter and put a little water on my hands when shaping the dough. Might try using a bit of milk next time.
I made this recipe last Christmas season, and I think I formed my "logs" strangely, the cookies shrunk down considerably and were just tiny bites. You can really taste the spice in the cookies, and if your family doesn't like spice, I would not recommend these cookies. I, however, LOVED them!
These cookies are so good. I will be making them for a cookie exchange and I think I may have a winner!
These were delicious! Just the right amount of spice and sweet topping. I used milk and not water in the glaze. I will give some as a gift with Chai Tea.