Chai Shortbread

  • iluvtosneeze17 Posted: 12/23/08
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    these cookies are delish- i couldn't stop eating them. i agree with pretty much everyone else here in saying that you could easily double the spices without overdoing it if you like a more piquant cookie, but they're tasty in the milder form as well. the firm texture of the dough makes them easy to shape and cut. great served with tea.

  • DIA2SYD Posted: 12/20/10
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    Just unimpressive, not anything I would send with my cookie gift box to relatives. Tasty with a cup of tea at home though

  • Nicolelynn Posted: 11/20/08
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    These cookies are amazing, the recipe is so easy to follow and the results are delicious.

  • lilmamamac Posted: 11/22/08
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    These cookies are AMAZING! They are especially nice because, while they taste holiday-ish, they aren't overpoweringly sweet and calorie-filled like most holiday confections. They are just simple and delightful! Definitely give them a try!

  • honucooks Posted: 01/01/09
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    I'll add my five stars. Easy prep. Great flavor. Like other reviewers, my family likes it with the spices doubled.

  • kellyt42 Posted: 02/28/09
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    I made these over the Holidays and they were a BIG hit. I didn't double the spices as I enjoy the mild taste and the texture of the cookie.

  • vhelm1954 Posted: 12/09/08
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    These cookies are absolutely wonderful! I agree the spices need to be doubled, but other than that, I think it's a perfect cookie! I will make this amazingly easy recipe part of my Christmas baking list and be proud to serve them to family and friends! Thank you!!!

  • quetee02 Posted: 12/14/08
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    Made these for my '07 cookie swap and everyone loved them. I found no need to double the spice (I LOVE spice too!). I agree that they don't make as many as the recipe says but will be doubling this year to give away as presents.

  • kmadge12 Posted: 01/29/09
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    I made this for a cookie exchange. It wasn't the prettiest cookie there, but it was the biggest hit! Everyone loved it. They went quickly.

  • CMiranda Posted: 04/03/09
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    I agree this makes nowhere near 36 cookies and the total amt of spices should be doubled. To save money I used McCormick's new Chai Spice blend. Delicious and cheaper than buying all spices separately! I had them with espresso and they were great!

  • scottiemcbean Posted: 11/08/09
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    Loved these cookies but like a lot of others, after tasting them I commented to my family that I would increase the spices - doubling would be fine. Crispy texture and not too sweet - did not make 36 cookies. Definitely will make again.

  • Renee86 Posted: 12/07/09
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    Enjoyed the taste & flavour of the spices but when slicing cookies from the logs, they crumbled & fell apart. Turned out okay in the end, & will definetly make again.

  • MamaBen Posted: 12/10/09
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    I agree the spices could be doubled. Made these for a cookie exchange. They were very easy. To pretty them up since they are plain, I mixed a little confectioners sugar, milk, and a pinch of cardamom to make a drizzle which I squiggled on with a pin-size hole in a baggie. Not too much to alter the sweetness, just enough to add some interest on the cookie platter.

  • rkw44x Posted: 01/19/10
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    I doubled the spices, as several people suggested, and I still thought the cookies could use a bit more spice. They were very tasty though.

  • PrincessGinger Posted: 12/22/10
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    This is my favorite cookie recipe. It's easy to make and the flavor is fantastic, especially if you like chai. A mild cookie, for people who don't like super sweet desserts.

  • amyjoi Posted: 12/07/10
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    This cookie is WONDERFUL, but you HAVE TO double the spices. It doesn't seem worth it if you can't enjoy the flavor.

  • BarbtheBaker Posted: 12/21/10
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    These turned out great! I also doubled the spices (and more than doubled the cloves). I also accidently put about 2 tbsp too much butter, which made the rolls harder to work with, but I think made the cookie better in the end. I used green food colouring.

  • AlexBelle Posted: 12/15/11
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    Bland and boring.....very disappointing

  • JuliGriffith Posted: 01/14/12
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    I made a double recipe of these using Jule's GF Flour mix & they flattened out into a lacy single cookie with little taste..... Then I added approx 2 cups more GF flour, 6-8 Tbsp butter, 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar, approx 3/4 c. roughly chopped sliced almonds. I then ground 1/4 c. chai tea mix ( no bay leaf) , and enough water to be able to mix the two recipes & roll the dough easily. I baked them at 400 degrees F. for 10-12 min. They were amazing. My middle eastern & Indian friends LOVED them! Success at last!

  • marieb24 Posted: 12/20/11
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    I've upped the spices to 1/2 tsp each of cinnamon and cardamom and it could possible go higher. I ended up drizzling on melted white chocolate that had cinnamon and cardamom stirred in to get even more chai spice flavor. Easy to work with this dough.

  • bldnewmom Posted: 12/15/12
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    Kind of disappointing. I made it twice, first time I double the spices, second time I tripled them. Both times the dough was crumbly I couldn't cut the roll without it falling apart. I had to let it warm up on the counter and then added more water so it wasn't so crumbly. Tripling the spices worked really well, they were still a little bland with the double spices.

  • freddieflounder Posted: 04/18/12
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    A really tasty, light cookie. I doubled the spices and might even add a little more. It was tough getting 36 cookies out of it, but I think the next time I'll be able to do it if I'm more careful about shaping the dough. Even my 8-year-old likes them! I like the aftertaste too. A unique cookie and nicely delicious.

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