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Chai Cookies

Recipe By Matt Wallington

Recipe By Matt Wallington

These simple drop cookies make a truly impressive treat to serve alongside tea or coffee. They have a sandy, shortbread-like texture that's great for dunking.

Recipe Notes

*Mt. Baker Chai Spice Seasoning can be substituted with 1 1/2 tsp. Baking Spice plus 3/4 tsp. ground cardamom.

Ingredients

For the cookies:

½ cups (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened



1 cups all-purpose flour

¼ tsp. salt

½ tsp. ground black tea


For the glaze:

1 cups powdered sugar

2 Tbsp. water


1 tsp. black tea leaves, for garnish

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract

    Madagascar Vanilla Extract is the classic, smooth vanilla flavor that immediately comes to mind when people think of vanilla. As with all our vanil...

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  • Spiced Vanilla Bean Sugar

    Using our Vanilla Bean Sugar as a base, we add sweet spices for an aromatic, sweet take on this favorite. Use in place of plain white sugar to add ...

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  • Mt. Baker Chai Seasoning

    Adding a teaspoon or two of our Mt. Baker Chai spice seasoning to dessert recipes will take their flavor to new heights. Try in cakes, ice cream, m...

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Directions

For the cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter with sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl until well blended. Stir in flour, salt, tea and spices until combined. (Tip: The dough should come together easily; if it seems to crumbly, add 1 tsp. cold water at a time until it comes together.) Scoop dough into heaping teaspoons or tablespoons (depending on the size cookies you want) and roll into balls. Place balls about an inch apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Press down lightly to flatten. Bake until lightly golden, about 10 to15 min. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 min. and then transfer to cooling rack.

For the glaze: Stir powdered sugar, water and extract together in a small bowl. Spread glaze on top of completely cooled cookies, then sprinkle with tea leaves for garnish. Let glaze set for 5 to 10 min. before serving cookies. #HolidayCookies