Chia Spiced Pistachio Shortbread


¼ cup pistachios

1 cup confectioners sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter cut in pieces

2 cups flour

½ tsp salt

½ tsp Chai tea – loose or from a teabag


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly toast pistachios in a small skillet over medium high heat, about 3 minutes.

Add pistachios to the food processor and give them a couple of quick pulses. You want big pieces, but not whole pistachios.

Remove pistachios from food processor.

Add sugar, butter, flour, salt, and tea to processor and blend to form a crumbly dough.

Add pistachios and pulse to incorporate.

Press dough into and 8 x 8 baking dish and prick the top with a fork.

Bake for about 30 minutes until lightly browned.

Try to wait patiently for about 15 minutes for it to cool enough to cut in squares

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