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Chai Chocolate Chip Shortbread

I’ve always loved the taste of chai tea, so I decided to try to incorporate it into one of my recipes. Everyone who samples my shortbread can’t believe how delicious it is. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup vanilla chai tea latte mix
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped almonds
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted

Directions

  • Place flour, sugar, cornstarch and latte mix in a food processor; pulse until blended. Add butter and vanilla; pulse until butter is the size of peas. Add almonds and chocolate chips; pulse until blended.
  • Transfer to a lightly floured surface; knead until dough forms a ball. Divide dough into six portions; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until firm enough to roll.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough into a 5-in. circle. Cut into eight wedges. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake 15-18 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. Drizzle with melted chocolate; let stand until set. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 97 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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