Chai Shortbread Cookies

Products Used
Chai Shortbread Cookies Imperial


  • 2 cups unsalted butter, very cold or frozen
  • 2 1/4 cups Imperial Sugar Confectioners Powdered Sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon loose chai tea (3 tea bags cut open)


  1. Using a box grater, grate super cold butter sticks over medium “eyes” of grater.
  2. Cream together grated butter and powdered sugar in bowl of stand mixer.
  3. Add in egg and vanilla.
  4. In another bowl, combine flour, salt, and loose tea. Whisk together.
  5. Add to mixing bowl and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
  6. Lay a long piece of parchment paper out onto a flat surface.
  7. Scoop dough into center of paper.
  8. Use long sides of paper to help mold and stretch dough into a 20-inch log.
  9. Wrap and twist ends closed.
  10. Place into freezer for 30 minutes.
  11. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  12. Remove dough from freezer and remove paper. 
  13. Place onto cutting board, cut 1/2-inch slices and place cookies onto a prepared baking sheet.
  14. Bake for 15 minutes.
  15. Remove and let cool on wire rack.
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Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Angie Barrett @BigBearsWife.

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Oct 06, 2022

I omitted the tea and used about a tablespoon of lemon zest and they were delightful ? I have also sprinkled about 1/4 cup of sugar onto the parchment paper so the edges of the cookies have a lovely sweet sugar edge that only Imperial Sugar could provide ?

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