Chai Latte Cookies are the perfect way to enjoy your favorite Iced Chai Latte in cookie form! These cookies are packed with warm chai spices and they’re perfect for dipping in your afternoon cup of tea.
Have I told you before how much I adore chai recipes? It all started with my love for iced chai lattes and it just blossomed from there. I’ve made chai truffles, chai oatmeal and even chai latte bread! But I have to say, these chai latte cookies may be my favorite! They are soft, chewy and of course bursting with chai latte flavors!
What are Chai Latte Cookies?
These cookies are a spin on the popular chai latte, and they’re made with all of the same spices. The cookies are soft and chewy, and they have a slightly crunchy exterior. They’re perfect for dunking in a cup of tea or coffee, and they make a great snack.
Chai Cookie Ingredients
These Chai Latte Cookies are made with a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. For this recipe, you will need ingredients for both the cookies and the glaze. Here’s what you need:
- Butter– You will need unsalted butter for both the cookies and the glaze. Make sure to set it out for about 30-minutes prior to baking to soften the butter.
- Sugar– You will need white granulated sugar and light brown sugar for the cookies. Use the measuring cup to scoop and pack the sugar.
- Egg– Room temperature eggs work best for baking. Set your egg out with the butter for about 30-minutes prior to using it.
- Vanilla extract– You will need vanilla extract for both the cookies and the glaze.
- Baking soda– Baking soda is needed for your cookies to rise as they bake.
- Flour– Unlike sugar, you do not want to pack the flour. Instead, use a spoon to scoop the flour into the measuring cup and then level it off with a knife.
- Chai spice– Chai spice is a combination of warm seasonings like cinnamon, ginger and allspice. You can make your own with this easy chai spice mix recipe.
- Salt– Salt is needed for both the glaze and the cookies.
- Icing sugar– Icing sugar is just powdered sugar. You cannot use regular sugar as it will not incorporate well with the milk.
- Milk– The milk is what combines the dry ingredients to give you a silky smooth glaze. You can use any milk you prefer.
How to make chai cookies with vanilla glaze
Chai Latte Cookies are the perfect way to enjoy the comforting flavors of your favorite chai latte in a delicious and portable cookie form. Follow the steps below to make them!
Step 1: Preheat and Prep
First, preheat your oven to 350? and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: Mix Sugars and Butter
In a large mixing bowl mix the room temperature butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together with a fork or mixer until it starts to become a light and grainy texture.
Step 3: Dissolve Baking Soda
Next, dissolve the baking soda in warm water, and then add it to the butter and sugar mixture.
Step 4: Add Egg and Flavorings
Add the egg, vanilla, salt, and chai spice. Whip vigorously for 1-2 minutes until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
Step 5: Add the Flour
Once your mixture is light and fluffy, sift in the flour ½ a cup at a time and mix until all the ingredients have come together and have formed a sticky dough like texture.
Step 6: Bake the Cookies
Use a cookie scoop to place your cookies 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Then, bake the cookies at 350? for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
Step 7: Let the Cookies Cool
After the cookies are done, transfer them immediately to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before icing them.
Step 8: Make the Icing
Add all the icing ingredients to a small-medium sized mixing bowl and beat with a fork or mixer until all the clumps have dissolved and the glaze is smooth.
Step 9: Glaze the Cookies
Finally, dip the cookies in the glaze however you want. Or drizzle it over the cookies if you don’t want as much glaze.
Step 10: Let the Glaze Harden
Place the cookies back on the cooling rack and let the excess glaze drip off and harden.
Is There Any Caffeine in These Cookies?
No, there is no caffeine in these cookies. Instead, these are regular cookies made with chai latte flavorings and seasonings.
Do I Have to Whip the Cookie Dough?
Whipping the cookie dough is required to yield a soft and fluffy cookie. Incorporating air into the dough can help to create a more fluffy and tender texture in your finished cookies.
What If I Don’t Have Chai Spices?
If you don’t have chai spices, you can use a combination of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger. You can also find chai spice blends at most grocery stores. Use my easy recipe for making homemade chai spice mix.
If you are missing these spices, you could cut open a chai tea bag and use the tea. Same measurements as the recipe card states. (This is tried and tested, tastes heavenly)!
How to Store Leftovers
Leftover cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Can I Freeze Them?
Yes, you can freeze these cookies for up to 3 months. Simply place them in a freezer-safe container or bag, and thaw at room temperature before serving.
Other Chai Recipes
Chai is such a warm spice mix that is great in tea! It also makes excellent baked goods! Some of my other favorite chai recipes are:
- ½ cup Unsalted Butter (softened)
- ½ cup White Granulated Sugar
- ½ cup Light Brown Sugar (packed)
- 1 large Egg
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon Warm Water
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 2 teaspoons Chai Spice*
- 1 ½ cups All Purpose Flour
- Icing -
- 1 cup Powedered Sugar
- 3 tablespoons Milk
- 1 tablespoon Butter (softened)
- 1/8 teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1. In a large mixing bowl mix the room temperature butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together with a fork or mixer until it starts to become a light and grainy texture.
2. Dissolve the baking soda in warm water and then add it into the butter and sugar mixture along with the egg, vanilla, salt, and chai spice. Whip vigorously for 1-2 minutes until the
mixture becomes light and fluffy.
3. Sift in the flour ½ a cup at a time and mix until all the ingredients have come together and have formed a sticky dough like texture.
4. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes. If you are looking for a soft cookie cook for only 10 minutes. The edges should look slightly golden brown. Transfer cookies immediately to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before icing them.
5. Add all the ingredients to a small-medium sized mixing bowl and beat with a fork or mixer until all the clumps have dissolved and the glaze is smooth.
6. Dip the cookies in the glaze however you want. Or drizzle it over the cookies if you don’t want as much glaze. Place the cookies back on the cooling rack and let the excess glaze drip
off and harden. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
Other Cookie Recipes to Try
I love a good cookie! Some of my other favorite cookie recipes are:
- Starbucks Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Espresso Cookies
- Double Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies
- Lemon Sugar Cookies
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