If you love chai tea, these cookies are for you! The word 'chai' or 'masala chai' is a catch-all for a spiced black tea drunk in great quantities throughout Southwest Asia and parts of Africa. Any bagged spiced black tea would be lovely in this recipe - cut them open and use the mix inside. Store cooled cookies in an airtight container.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, white sugar, powdered sugar, tea mix, and salt in a food processor or small chopper. Pulse until tea is pulverized and distributed throughout the dry ingredients. Mix in cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, allspice, and cloves. Add butter and vanilla extract. Pulse together just until a rough dough is formed.

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  • Scrape out dough onto a piece of wax or parchment paper. Form dough into an 8-inch log. Cover with paper and roll the log until smooth. Chill for at least 30 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

  • Use a sharp knife to slice the chilled log of dough into 1/3-inch-thick pieces. Place on the baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are just beginning to brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Cook's Notes:

The spices will give a more pronounced chai spice flavor to the cookies.

You can also freeze this dough.

Nutrition Facts

69 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 7.8g 3% DV; fat 4g 6% DV; cholesterol 10.2mg 3% DV; sodium 26.9mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2019
I normally don t like Chai Tea but this recipe has changed my mind. I didn t add the optional spices and the tea I got was vanilla chai so I didn t add the vanilla. Everything else was as the recipe stated. The cookies came out great! I would classify them as a spicy shortbread cookie. An enjoyable changed from a snickerdoodle. The cookies did get a little overdone on the edges but it didn t impact the flavor at all. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2019
I normally don t like Chai Tea but this recipe has changed my mind. I didn t add the optional spices and the tea I got was vanilla chai so I didn t add the vanilla. Everything else was as the recipe stated. The cookies came out great! I would classify them as a spicy shortbread cookie. An enjoyable changed from a snickerdoodle. The cookies did get a little overdone on the edges but it didn t impact the flavor at all. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2020
I just took these out of the oven. They are totally delicious. I added the optional spices. Very easy to make in the food processor. Mine baked in 9 1/2 minutes. Read More
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