Enjoy a spicy and sweet escape with these easy-to-make Chai Glazed Shortbread Cookies and a mug of creamy chai latte! It’s the perfect afternoon snack.
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It’s 3:00 PM.
Too late for lunch, too early for dinner, but I need something.
I’m hungry, my brain needs a break from staring at a computer screen all day, and a caffeine boost would certainly be appreciated.
Enter one of the best things to have happened to our kitchen: our Keurig® and the happy little wheel next to it full of coffees, teas, hot chocolates and iced drink mixes. YAY! Time for my afternoon pick-me-up!
I just got a package of TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods and they are perfect for a sweet treat in the afternoon. I’ve seen Chai tea all over the place, but never tried it before. It’s an Indian blend that’s a little spicy and a little sweet with black tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and vanilla flavor. With such a powerful and creamy blend, I knew it needed to be paired with something simple and delicious for the perfect afternoon snack. And thus, my Chai Glazed Shortbread Cookies were born!
Shortbread cookies are made with only three ingredients! They are like a blank slate and the perfect vehicle for the sweet glaze on top. I also discovered that they are perfect for dipping in a Chai Latte. 😉
- 1 cup 2 sticks salted butter, cold and cut into pieces
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 1/4 cups flour divided
- For the icing:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- About 2 tbsp of TAZO® Chai Latte already brewed
- Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy
- Add 1 3/4 cups of flour to the mixture and mix until combined
- On a large, clean surface, sprinkle 1/4 cup of flour and then knead the dough by hand for 5 minutes, adding the remaining 1/4 cup of flour as needed. The dough should be soft and pliable, like play dough, not sticky
- Shape the dough into a ball and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees while the dough chills
- Roll out the dough to about 1/2" thickness and cut circles with a cookie cutter. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown
- While the cookies are cooling on a wire rack, prepare the glaze by mixing the latte and powdered sugar with a whisk until smooth. Add more liquid to thin out the glaze, or more powdered sugar to thicken it.
- Spoon the glaze over the cookies once they are cooled and allow to set for a few minutes. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon if desired.
- Serve with a warm mug of TAZO® Chai Latte. Yum!
The glaze is really more of a guessing game than an exact science. I start with the basic measurements and then add more as I go along, depending on if I want something more like a frosting or something thin like a glaze. It’s entirely up to your taste preferences. The more chai latte you use, the more spicy and flavorful the glaze will be.
TAZO has partnered with New York Times Bestselling author and host Padma Lakshmi to celebrate the release of the new K-Cup® pods. Learn more at TAZO.com/chai including where to find them and get ideas for more great sweet and spicy pairings by visiting TAZO.com/chai/pairings. Personally, I think the toast with manchego cheese & spicy jam sounds delicious!
If you like these Chai Glazed Shortbread Cookies, check out these other sweet and spicy recipes!