Vanilla Chai Shortbread Cookies (made with our Vanilla Chai Shortbread Cookie Mix) extends our family of brown sugar shortbread cookies. They contain the same black tea and chai spicing found in our Indian Spice Scone mix—but adding vanilla to the dough tweaks the flavor, and gives this cookie its own unique signature. Elegant and subtly spicy, it is as addictive as our other shortbread cookies.
You can bake our Vanilla Chai Shortbread Cookies in a variety of ways. To create classic wedge-shaped cookies, you can bake a single recipe in a tart pan, and cut them into wedges after baking. You can press the dough into traditional shortbread molds and bake. Finally, you can roll the dough thin, cut it out with shaped cutters, and bake the cookies as thin wafers. These shortbread cookies are so flavorful they require no additional garnishing. That said, you can dust them with sugar prior to baking, or dip the edges into a simple confectioner’s sugar glaze.
Of course, we include directions for both the tart pan and the wafer method of baking. Baked cookies store well in an air-tight container–but beware! They are very addictive and will not last long!
Each bag contains 2 complete recipes. Each recipe yields 2 1/2 dozen wafer cookies, or one tart pan (15 wedges).