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Vanilla-Chai Icebox Shortbread Cookies recipe

Vanilla-Chai Icebox Shortbread Cookies.

This is a tender, crisp shortbread cookielaced with traditional holiday spices.

Recipe: Vanilla-Chai IceboxShortbread Cookies

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large egg yolks
1 medium vanilla beanIcing:
1 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
More vanilla bean seed scraping, if desired
1 tablespoon water

  • In a large bowl, sift or whisk togetherflour, pumpkin pie spice, ginger, allspice and cardamom. Setaside.
  • Combine butter, sugar, honey and saltin a bowl. Using an electric mixer or wooden spoon, beat untillight and fluffy. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, and beatuntil smooth.
  • Using a small knife, split the vanillabean lengthwise in half. Scrape the seeds from both sides ofthe pod with the tip of the knife and add them to the butter-sugarmixture. Beat to combine.
  • Add in flour-spice mixture, 1 cup at atime, blending until fully incorporated.
  • Divide the dough in half and transfereach half to a sheet of wax paper. Using the wax paper, shapeinto a 12-inch log, rectangle or square. Chill logs at least2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC)with an oven rack in the middle. Line two baking sheets withparchment paper.
  • With a sharp knife, cut logs into 1/8-inch-thickslices and arrange 1/2 inch apart on baking sheets. Bake untillightly browned around edges, about 10 to 12 minutes. Transferto racks to cool.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together icingingredients until smooth and transfer to a sealable plastic bag.Cut an 1/8-inch opening in one corner of bag. Arrange cookiesas close together as possible on sheets of wax paper and drizzleicing decoratively across the tops.

    Makes about 2 to 2 1/2 dozen.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.

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