Chai Butter Cookies Recipe -
Chai Butter Cookies Recipe
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Chai Butter Cookies

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"It's a great butter cookie recipe that works! If you like to drink chai, this is the cookie for you! It almost taste like buttery gingersnaps."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    27 mins


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, 1 1/3 cups sugar, and chai tea mix until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; blend into the creamed mixture until all of the dry has been absorbed. Cover the dough, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll the cookie dough into walnut sized balls, and roll the balls in sugar. Place the cookies onto greased cookie sheets about 3 inches apart, and flatten slightly using the tines of a fork.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, just until the edges begin to brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 30, 2004

This recipe was INCREDIBLE! My best friend loves chai so i made the homemade chai and these cookies for christmas. She loved them, as did I! They resemble a gingersnap but are not as crisp, and they have a very original flavor to them that is just like chai! The only thing i changed was not squashing the cookies with fork tongs as they looked prettier spreading out themselves, and i baked them 15 minutes. You MUST try these cookies and the chai tea mix in this recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 19, 2004

This cookie came out tasting a bit bland. It was spongy and did not mix well, I feel like it was lacking some ingredients.


31 Ratings

Oct 21, 2009

Tasty, but skip the salt!

Jun 23, 2009

How cool is this? An allrecipes recipe within an allrecipes recipe! I've been a fan of the chai tea mix recipe for a while now, so I was excited to try these cookies. They are pretty good. They are a hard cookie, but they have great flavor. My dad said they tasted like pumpkin pie in a cookie! I think they are a lot like gingersnaps. I highly recommend making the chai tea mix - it's a lot more economical than buying the packets. I used an 1/8 cup measure to get walnut size and ended up with 35 cookies.

Nov 20, 2012

These were great! I burnt the first batch so I turned it down to 375 and they came out perfect. I also added 1 Tbs of Almond extract. Caffeinated cookies, how awesome.

Jun 11, 2011

I have a slightly different version of this recipe. I used 2/3 cup shortening with 1/4 cup butter, light brown sugar to compliment the Chai drink powder, sweetened it with 1/2 tsp cinnamon and added 1 cup Guittard White Chips. They come out chewy and crispy at the same time. Hard to do. The flavor is to die for.

Jan 02, 2006

Very tasting! Good recipe if your looking for something a little unique. They did come out a bit too satly, next time I would only add 1 teaspoon of salt.

Dec 20, 2010

Dough tasted great but the finished cookies were a shapeless and tasteless mess :(


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  • Calories
  • 141 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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