Chai Cookies Recipe

Chai Cookies

Roadside tea merchants in India, called Chai Wallahs, served a delicious combination of strong tea, exotic spices and warm milk, long before latte became popular.

30 min. prep time
60 cookies
151 Rating


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons instant chai tea latte mix
1/3 cup sugar


Combine 1/2 cup sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add 2 tablespoons chai mix; knead into dough, using hands, until well mixed.

Divide dough in half; shape each half into 8-inch log. Wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm.

Heat oven to 375°F.

Combine 1/3 cup sugar and remaining chai mix in bowl; set aside.

Cut logs into 1/8-inch slices with sharp knife. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Sprinkle cookies with sugar mixture while warm. Cool completely. Sprinkle cookies with sugar mixture again when cooled.

Recipe Tip

Refrigerating dough before cutting into slices makes it more manageable. It also creates more tender cookies since the dough has to be handled less than room temperature dough.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 40

Fat: 1.5g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 25mg

Carbohydrates: 6g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #13566©2006Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Should this be liquid chai tea mix, or some type of powdered mix?
Test Kitchen Comment


The instant chai tea latte mix is a powdered chai mix.
Posted December 22, 2014
My favorite recipe of the season!

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