Chai Spice Sugar Cookie Recipe

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Chai Spice Sugar Cookies

This is one of my favorite cookies for the holidays.  It is a pretty simple sugar cookie with chai concentrate mixed in to give it just a hint of chai flavor.

Something a little different and a perfect homemade cookie to pass along to friends and family.  These are delicious to have with a Latte, Chai Tea or hot chocolate and actually my children love these.


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Chai Spice Sugar Cookie Recipe
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Serves: 24
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 tablespoon Chai concentrate
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  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • ⅓ cup softened butter
  • 3-6 tablespoons Chai Concentrate (depending on your preference, I like more Chai in mine)
  1. Mix powdered sugar and butter in a mixer until creamy.
  2. Add egg and mix to incorporate.
  3. Add Chai concentrate and mix well.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix to incorporate.
  5. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  6. Heat oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
  7. You can roll the cookies out on a surface sprinkled with powdered sugar and cut them into shapes or simply roll into small balls and then flatten slightly with your fingers.
  8. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  9. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown.
  10. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.
  12. Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir well until creamy. Frost cookies once cooled.

This recipe makes about 24 cookies. If you are in a rush, you don’t need to chill the dough for the full 2 hours. I have actually made these without chilling at all and they turn out fine- the dough will be just a little sticky as you form it into shapes.

Chai Spice Sugar Cookies Recipe

*If you are not familiar with Chai concentrate, it can be found for about $3.00 in the tea section of most stores.  I typically see the concentrates on the bottom shelf.

And if you give these a shot please come back and let me know what you think!

Sugar Cookie recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Cindy August 13, 2012 at 3:38 PM

This sound greatI can’t wait to make a batch for myself!

Pam August 13, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Another fantastic recipe from you!! Keep em comin’! ;)

Emily August 14, 2012 at 2:17 AM

Yum yum, I love me some chai! I used to make a chai cheesecakse using Oregon Chai concentrate on a crust of nilla wafers and ground cardamom. Swoon!! My kid is going to be thrilled to have chai back in his life again…thanks!

Kim J August 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM

The ingredient list didn’t include eggs but they are in the instructions. How many eggs are needed?

Charlene August 18, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Oh thank you for pointing that out Kim. Just one egg.

Lindsay November 19, 2012 at 12:25 AM

I’ll be making these for Thanksgiving. They sound delicious!

Natalie December 21, 2012 at 8:37 AM

About how big did you make your cookies and about how many did it make? I only ask because the recipe (same one is on the Oregon Chai site) says to use a cookie cutter and that it makes 6 dozen. I hae the dough made in the fridge and I just dont see it making 6 dozen…. haha . I am, however, giving batches of these cookies to the chai lovers in my family for the holidays so i was just wondering how many times I’m going to end up making dough.

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