Chai Tea Cookies


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
2 dozen


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon chai tea mix

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves (Optional)

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. 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 (per serving)

69 Calories
4g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 69
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 27mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 8mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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