Chai Shortbread

11/2 C all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground cardamom
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
Dash of ground cloves
Dash of fresh ground black pepper
3/4 C powdered sugar
1 egg
10 T butter, softened
1 T ice water

1. Mix flour and spices together with a whisk in a small bowl.
2. Beat egg and butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
3. Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture an mix until crumbly. Sprinkle dough with 1T of ice water, toss with a fork. Divide dough in half, shape into a tube, wrap,  and refrigerate for 1 hour.
4. Preheat oven to 375.
5. Unwrap dough logs. Carefully cut into slices bake on a lightly oiled baking sheet for 10 minutes. Cool.