chai cookies | Glazed Chai Shortbread Cookie recipe

Chai Shortbread cookies are the perfect cookie to serve with tea.  Chai tea leaves are integrated into the shortbread cookie dough, and concentrated tea is used in the simple glaze recipe.

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chai cookies | Glazed Chai Shortbread Cookie recipe
Chai Shortbread Cookies with Chai Glaze
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
32 mins
Chai Shortbread Cookie Recipe
Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Ecclectic
Servings: 30
Calories: 116 kcal
Author: Robin Gagnon
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp chai tea leaves
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • chai tea bag
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, and mix well.
  4. Roll out dough on floured surface.
  5. Cut out your preferred shapes, and place on baking sheet.
  6. Bake until edges just start to show a little color. Baking time will vary according to size of cookies and baking sheet type. Smaller cookies on typical sheet pan with parchment paper may cook as quickly as 12 minutes. Larger ones on an air bake sheet can take twice as long.
  7. Decorate with Chai Glaze (recipe below)
Chai Glaze
  1. Place tea bag in a 1/4 cup of boiling water (or put in cold water and microwave until it comes to a rapid boil).
  2. Allow to steep until a very concentrated tea develops (just a couple minutes should do).
  3. Place powdered sugar in mixing bowl.
  4. Add 2 tbs. of the tea concentrate, and mix well.
  5. It is ready to glaze cookies or other pastries. Allow time to set after glazing.
Nutrition Facts
Chai Shortbread Cookies with Chai Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 54mg2%
Potassium 12mg0%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Chai Shortbread Cookies Recipe