Recipe: Masala Chai Sugar Cookies
These soft and chewy masala chai sugar cookies are the perfect treat on chilly days, and pair perfectly with a hot cup of tea. The masala chai spices, including cinnamon, cardamom and black pepper, as well as the orange pekoe tea base, give these cookies a delicious, rich spiced flavour. However, they are sweet enough to be enjoyed by the whole family.
To make these, you can use our loose leaf Masala Chai, or open up a couple Masala Chai tea bags. You'll need a spice grinder (or coffee grinder) or a mortal and pestle to grind up the tea into a fine powder.
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons ground Jolene's Masala Chai Tea
- 1 3/4 cups white sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- Grind Masala Chai tea with a spice grinder, coffee grinder or mortar and pestle into a fine powder.
- Combine ground masala chai tea with sugar.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar-tea mixture until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Beat in egg and vanilla extract, combine until fully incorporated.
- Slowly blend in dry ingredients mixing until just combined.
- Roll dough until about 1/4 inch think, and use a cookie cutter to cut out cookie shapes. Place on baking sheet 1 inch apart.
- Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Let stand on baking sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
- Make a cup of tea and enjoy with a cookie. 😊