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Vanilla Chai Shortbread Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine English
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Four Vanilla Chai Cookies Stacked in front of of a copper mug

These Vanilla Chai Shortbread Cookies are simple with a little spice and a whole lot of cozy! Made with loose tea leaves, flour, butter, and sugar, these cookies are easy and fast to make.





  • Preheat oven to 350­°.
  • Cream butter and confectioners sugar in a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
  • Add in flour, salt, and loose tea leaves. continue to mix until a soft dough forms, the mix will be dry and crumbly at first but will come together.
  • Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until it's ¼ inch thick.
  • Cut out cookies using a 2 in round cookie cutter.
  • Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 18-20 minutes or until edges are a golden brown and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, whisk together icing ingredients until smooth. Dip half of each cookie in the icing, let excess drip off and run a spoon along the edge to remove any extra, then place on wax paper to set.


  • For a stronger initial flavor, mix the butter and tea leaves together about 6 hours ahead of time to infuse.
  • For more, smaller cookies, use a 1 1/2 in round cookie cutter and bake for 12-15 minutes. Will yield around 36 cookies.


Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Find it online: www.sugarandsoul.co/vanilla-chai-shortbread-cookies-recipe/