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chai shortbread cookie sandwiches
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5 from 3 votes

Chai Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches

A tender and warm shortbread cookie sandwich recipe with nutella at the center.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: chai shortbread cookies
Servings: 11 people
Calories: 315kcal


  • 2 tsp earl grey tea powdered
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground star anise
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • cup nutella


  • Add earl grey tea to a spice grinder or food processor and pulse it breaks down into powder.
  • Mix the flour, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger, star anise, and powdered earl grey together. Set aside.
  • Cream powdered sugar and butter until fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract and salt. Mix until well combined.
  • Sift the dry ingredients from step 1 into the wet ingredients. Combine with a spatula until a soft dough forms.
  • Roll out the dough onto a silicone mat until it is 1/4 an inch thick.
  • Transfer the silicone mat onto a baking sheet. Rest dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Move the oven rack to the center of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare 2 baking sheets by covering them with parchment paper.
  • After 30 minutes, take the dough out from the fridge. Use a cookie cutter that is 2.5 inches in diameter to cut out your cookies. After you cut out your first batch, combine the remaining dough, and roll it out to cut more cookies. Repeat this process until you run out of dough.
  • For half the cookies, use a cookie cutter that is 1 inch in diameter to cut out the center of the cookies.
  • Place cookies onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes until the edges start to turn a golden color.
  • Cool cookies for 10 minutes.
  • Add 1-2 teaspoons of nutella to the half of the cookies without the center cut out. Place the cut out cookies on top of the nutella, sandwiching the nutella in the center.


Serving: 1cookie sandwich | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 516IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg