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Chai Shortbread

Course Cookies
Keyword baking, cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 125 grams butter
  • 50 grams caster sugar
  • 175 grams plain flour
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp chai tea


  1. Preheat oven 180'C/Gas mark 4.

  2. Rub butter, caster sugar and flour together in a big bowl until it looks like breadcrumbs, I used to call this tickling with the boys. Now we just add it all to the food processor and pulse it.

  3. Heat a small cup of milk and add the chai and allow to steep.

  4. Add a tablespoon of milk to your bread crumbs and knead for a minute or two until it forms a smooth ball of dough. Cover with clingfilm and pop in the fridge for half an hour.

  5. Turn onto a floured surface and roll out the dough until it's 1cm thick.

  6. Cut out biscuit shapes using your template and put a hole in for the string.

  7. Reshape the scraps and cut more shapes.

  8. Place the biscuits on a baking tray and prick with a fork.

  9. Bake for 15 minutes before placing on to a wire rack to cool.