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Pumpkin Spice Chai Shortbread

A buttery shortbread cookie, flavored with chai tea spices, like cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and black pepper!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl


  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • dash of clove
  • generous pinch of black pepper
  • 3/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 10 tbsp. unsalted butter softened


  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour and spices. Mix until well-blended.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar and butter.
  3. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to mixing bowl, beating at low speed until just combined.
  5. Shape dough into a 12-inch log, about 1 inch thick, and wrap in plastic wrap.
  6. Chill dough for at least 1 hour, or until firm.
  7. Unwrap dough and cut into 36 slices, about 1/4-inch thick.
  8. Place dough slices on ungreased baking sheets 1-2 inches apart.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  10. Remove cookies from pans and cool completely on wire racks. Enjoy!