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Chai Cookies

Nothing goes better with the approaching colder months than dessert to warm you up from the inside out. These chai cookies are filled with cozy spices that will get you ready for the holiday time and feel like a warm cup of tea. 

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I am a huge tea fan! Coffee has never really been my thing so at some point I kinda made myself start drinking tea. I wanted to be a part of the cool hot drink people club but with something I actually enjoyed. Now I love to try all different flavours of tea and different combinations. I especially like iced but I usually keep that to a minimum during the fall and winter. Any tea drinkers know that chai is an absolute staple during the colder time of the year. Its warm flavours always feel like a big hug. So just imagine getting a hug from chai plus a hug from a fresh, warm cookie. Hug-ception! The best way to cure winter blues, or fall blues if you live in Canada like me where it gets very cold, very fast.

These chai cookies are soft and chewy and are loaded with the best spices for this time of year. Strap in for the holiday season people, it’s coming fast. These have a pretty strong flavour so if you’re not used to that or you’re not the biggest fan you can absolutely use less spice. And if you really like chai you can dunk these cookies into your cup of chai tea. How’s that for warm and cozy?

A 3x3 grid of cookies with a cup of tea in the top left corner and a tea bag on the bottom right side.

Ingredients:

  • dark brown sugar
  • white sugar
  • butter 
  • eggs 
  • vanilla 
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda, salt
  • cinnamon 
  • allspice
  • cloves
  • ginger 
  • nutmeg 

Instructions for Chai Cookies:  

Start by creaming your butter and sugars together in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-high for a few minutes until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. Next, add your eggs and vanilla extract. Mix well until fully combined and scrape down the sides with a spatula if needed. In a separate mixing bowl add your flour, baking soda, salt, and all of the spices. Gently mix together until combined and begin gradually adding to the wet mixture. I usually add the dry ingredients in about thirds and mix in between. You want to mix until everything is just combined and be sure not to overmix your dough.

When everything is combined, scoop out your dough using a medium sized cookie scoop and add to a lined cookie sheet. After all the dough has been scooped out add the dough to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to chill. Preheat the oven to 350℉ and prepare another baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Place the dough balls about 2 inches apart, you should be able to fit 6-8 cookies on each pan. When the oven is ready, put the cookies in and bake for 8-10 minutes. The edges will be golden brown and the centres will be a little soft but will set up when they cool on the baking tray. Let the cookies cool for at least 5 minutes before eating. 

Now you can grab yourself a chai tea, hot chocolate, coffee, or any drink you like to go with your cozy chai cookies! Enjoy!

Chai Cookies

Nothing goes better with the approaching colder months than dessert to warm you up from the inside out. These chai cookies are filled with cozy spices that will get you ready for the holiday time and feel like a warm cup of tea. 
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chai, chai cookies, cookies, from scratch
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Gianna

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp allspice
  • 1 tbsp cloves
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  • Cream butter and sugars together in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl add the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Gently mix to combine and gradually add to the wet mixture.
  • Scoop dough into balls using a medium cookie scoop and add to a lined baking sheet.
  • Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350℉ and place 6-8 cookies on another lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges are golden brown.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

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