20th December 2018

Chai Shortbread Recipe

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Chai is hugely popular around Christmas, and so is shortbread! So we’ve combined the two, to create a new recipe, perfect for the festive season. We hope you enjoy it!


Optional fillings for extra yummy biscuits:


  1. Beat together the sugar and butter in a large bowl, until it turns pale and fluffy.
  2. Add in half of the flour and stir, until the mixture is all combined. Pop in the rest of the flour and this time, use your hands to mix it all together.
  3. Open the teabags and add the loose tea into the bowl and mix with your hands, bringing the dough together into a rough ball. Now would be the time to add any additional spices, chocolate pieces or orange zest, if you wanted too.
  4. Roll the dough into a fat log shape, roughly around 5cm or 2 inches in diameter.
  5. Wrap the log of dough tightly in cling film and place it in the fridge for at least an hour or until it becomes solid. (for freezing advice, see the tip section below).
  6. Preheat your oven to 200C/180C Fan or at Gas 6, and line your baking tray with baking paper.
  7. It’s time to unwrap our log of dough! Remove the cling film and slice your dough log into 14 round pieces, roughly 2cm wide.
  8. Place each piece onto the lined tray and bake them for 15-20 minutes or until the edges have begun to brown beautifully, while the tops remain plain.
  9. Your shortbread biscuits are now ready! Take them out of the oven and leave them to cool slightly before you take a bite of all that yummy goodness.

These biscuits will keep well for at least 1 week in a sealed container, but of course, nothing tastes better than fresh biscuits.

Recipe Tips

This recipe can be used with our other infusions as well. Why not try using our Organic Lavender & Echinacea tea bags instead, for a lovely floral touch to your shortbread biscuits. Or even trying your hand at Matcha shortbread?

To make your shortbread biscuits extra yummy, you could add some chocolate and nuts.

You can freeze your dough logs for as long as you like, and slice off your biscuits pieces when you want to bake them.

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