Chai Cookies

17 May

On a cold winter night, chai is the perfect drink for me. It warms up my sole and it takes the chill off my bones. I never thought of it in cookie form until yesterday.The thought popped into my head quite randomly.  I surfed the internet and found a recipe from Whole Foods. Even though it was quite warm today, I knew I wanted to make these cookies as soon as possible.  They come together in the food processor, which makes it quick and painless. I was so excited watching the dough come together that I slammed my thumb in the silverware drawer . I am guessing not everybody is as clumsy as me and if you are, watch your thumbs.  Enjoy!

Adapted from here 

Serving Size: 18 bite sized cookies


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Take the one stick of butter and the sugar and pulse in a food processor until creamy. Add the remaining ingredients besides the powered sugar, pulse until the dough comes together.  Pinch off sections of the dough, roll in between your hands to form balls. Place onto a cookie sheet, one inch apart from each other. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.  Cool on the sheet for 5 minutes. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar and let cool completely on a rack. Store in airtight container.


2 Responses to “Chai Cookies”

  1. itsybitsybrianna May 17, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    amazing recipe
    please stop by and say hi!

  2. Mikaela Cowles May 18, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    I plan to tuck this recipe away for September or October when the weather turns cold again. They sound wonderful.

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