Crisp buttery shortbread slice and bake cookies flavored with all of the spices of chai tea.
Lazy Sunday mornings are my favorite! It’s the last day to reset and relax before the week ahead. I usually spend mine binging Netflix on the couch while sipping on something warm and cozy. Lately I have been watching the Gilmore Girls series from start to finish, which has become quite the time commitment since each season has 22 episodes! Just like Lorelai & Rory I love coffee, and drink it often, but in the winter time my special drink of choice is chai tea. The spicy warm tea is so comforting and a nice big mug of it warms me up when it is grey and drizzling outside.
The only thing that could make my Sunday morning routine better is COOKIES! Specifically, buttery crisp shortbread cookies filled with all of the yummy spices of chai tea. These cookies taste just like a nice warm cup of chai, probably because of all the cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and black pepper, that give them their spicy chai flavor.
Shortbread is one of very favorite types of cookies to make, they only take 3 key ingredients and they are a blank canvas to fill with whatever flavors your heart desires. Then you just roll them up in some wax paper, pop them in the fridge, and slice into rounds to bake whenever you need a cookie! They are really the simplest cookie, but so so good!
- 2 cups flour
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 1½ tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon cardamom
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon cloves
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup butter ( 2 sticks) at room temperature
- Combine flour, powdered sugar and spices in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
- Cut the butter into cubes, and beat in to the dry ingredients gradually at a low speed. It should come together as one ball of dough.
- Roll the dough into a log and wrap in wax paper, refrigerate for at least one hour before slicing into ⅓ inch thick cookies.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 10 minutes or until they are slightly browned along the edges.
What do you like best about lazy Sunday mornings?