Chai Shortbread Cookies

Chai Shortbread Cookies have just the right amount of spice in this sweet tender cookies.
Course Cookies
Cuisine Dessert
Keyword chai, cookies, shortbreads
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
chilling 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 34 cookies
Calories 132kcal
Author Jere@ One Hot Oven



Chai Shortbread Cookies

Vanilla Icing


  • Add the softened butter to a large bowl and beat well.
  • Gradually add the sugar and mix to incorporate
  • Add the cake flour 1/2 cups at a time and mix well after each addition.
  • Add in the grated lemon and mix well.
  • Divide the dough in half and roll each half into a 1 1/2" - 2" round log.
  • Immediately roll each log in the sanding sugar if using.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until firm for an hour

Ready to bake

  • Preheat your oven to 300 degrees
  • Slice the dough into 1/4" thick slices and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the edges are golden.
  • Cool then store in an airtight container.


Note: These cookies can be frozen. When ready to bake, defrost slightly and slice and bake as directed.
Tinting the sanding sugar is optional but it does add extra flavor and color to the cookies.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Fat: 5.5g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 39mg