Chai Shortbread are buttery cookies flavoured with black tea leaves and Chai spice. The recipe makes two logs of dough that will keep in the fridge or freezer until you have time to bake them.
Get a Jump on that Christmas Baking
Christmas baking started a bit earlier this year when I got opportunity to throw a baby shower for a new mother. I was happy to try out some new recipes and make use of some old ones but one cookie that I knew I had to make was Chai Shortbread. I had made Chai Shortbread previously for my Christmas goodie platter but that was before I started this blog. Who knows where I left the recipe…I sure don’t. So, instead I’m winging it with one of my regular shortbread recipes and bringing that Chai Spice in from memory!
Just Refrigerate and Bake!
I love cookie recipes that can be made ahead and refrigerated until you need to bake them but I can attest to the fact that shortbread ALWAYS tastes better with a little age. If you can, make the cookies a couple of days before the big event and you will be rewarded with great flavour.
Creating New Memories with Chai Shortbread
Shortbread is another Christmas staple in our family and it always will be. When I bake it I always end up reminiscing about how my late Grandma Leaderhouse loved baking, especially anything with a lot of butter.
She made the best shortbread and always made sure to make a batch to give to my dad at Christmas. He really looked forward to having his own little treats all to himself. This year, I’m having a difficult time figuring out what my dad would like for Christmas but now I think the answer is right here. Don’t you?
Baking Cookies with Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen