Christmas Chai Shortbread

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These biscuits are so crumbly and delicious…and are perfect for the festive run up to Christmas and for little homemade Christmas gifts. I love chai and things like nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon are super warming in this cold weather!


Preparation time: 1 hour 30 minutes (including chilling and baking time)


Ingredients (Makes approx. 9):

Chai blend:

  • 1 tbsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1tbsp Cardamom
  • 3 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Cloves

Shortbread:

  • 1 1/2 cups Plain White Flour
  • 3/4 tsp Chai blend (see above for recipe)
  • 3/4 cup Icing Sugar
  • 6 tbsp Margarine
  • Pinch of Salt

Method:

  1. Place the margarine and icing sugar into a bowl and using your hands, incorporate the two together until the butter becomes creamy and softer and the sugar is fully mixed in
  2. Get a spoon and cream(smear the mixture on the sides of the bowl) and mix the sugar-butter mix until light and fluffy
  3. Mix the flour, chai blend and salt
  4. Slowly incorporate the flour mix into the butter mix
  5. Roll the dough into a log shape and spindle the outside with very cold water
  6. Wrap the log in cling film and place in the fridge for 1 hour
  7. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees celsius
  8. Remove the cling film and cut the log into 1.5cm discs and place on grease proof paper 2inches apart
  9. Bake for 10 minutes, cool on the paper for 5 minutes, then transfer onto a wire rack until completely cooled
  10. Enjoy my Little Peas!

 

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