Chai-Spice Sugar Cookies

Yield: about 24 cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Tessa Arias Chai-Spice Sugar Cookies: like you dipped a sugar cookie into a vanilla chai latte. Blissful.  [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Chai-Spice Sugar Cookies[/caption] For the past two weeks I have been...

22 Responses to “Chai-Spice Sugar Cookies”

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — March 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I llooovvvee Downton Abbey! Since I also love every other television show in existence (not really, but I do watch A LOT of tv) I am more than happy to recommend additional shows! If you want to stay in the British realm then Doctor Who and Sherlock are no-brainers. For just plain good tv I would go with: 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Modern Family, Gilmore Girls and Alias. Can't go wrong with any of those!

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      handleheat — March 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      Liz – LOVE Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, Modern Family, and Buffy. I've never really gotten into the other shows you suggested, hopefully I'll find my new addiction in them :)

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    Jennifer — March 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I tried watching Downton Abbey but got bored quickly…maybe I need to be more persistent like you and get through the first 30 minutes.
    I love chai tea lattes from Starbucks so I'll have to bookmark this recipe!

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    John — March 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Re-posting recipes (“adapted” as you like to say) from cookbooks and other websites is what confuses me about the food blogging world. How many of you can actually write an original recipe? Will your cookbook have any original content?

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      handleheat — March 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      Hi John – to answer your complaints, creating original recipes requires tremendous time, effort, and money. I can only speak for myself and not the “food blogging world,” but I am a full time student and have another job outside of blogging. I have neither the time or funds to create 3-5 quality recipes every week. When I can, I do try to develop recipes. However, as of now my blog consists of both adapted and original recipes. If this upsets you, feel free to only read national food publications that can afford to have a test kitchen and staff to develop recipes.

      My cookbook will have original content and recipes that I have tested scrupulously.

      Another note, when another recipe inspires me in any way, even if I've made large changes to the ingredients and/or method, I still like to give credit to that recipe.

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      John — March 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      in retrospect, my comments were negative and I do appreciate your heartfelt response. I realize a blog is more than just recipes and actually has a theme and “personality” which you have created. Hope my venting didn't ruin your day.

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      handleheat — March 19, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks for the response, John. I've found that blogging and being accessible on the internet opens myself up to comments and criticism. To each his/her own :)

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    grace — March 19, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    welcome to the downton abbey fan club! i definitely second the sherlock recommendation–it's a lot of fun! also, there's a show that's similar to downton abbey but a little less soapy called upstairs, downstairs. be sure to find the most recent version, i think you'll like it!
    oh, and fabulous cookies, obviously. chai spices are amazing in any application!

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      grace — March 19, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      also, kudos on your mature reaction to dear john.

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      handleheat — March 21, 2012 at 5:15 am

      Thank you :)

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    snixykitchen — March 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    I love Chai tea, so I can't wait to try these cookies!

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    Stephanie — March 20, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Ok, I love chai anything so I LOVE these cookies!!!

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    Amilia — March 21, 2012 at 12:54 am

    I am with you on missing Downton Abbey! I love it so much and am searching for other shows that I can watch :) Let me know if you find something else you like!

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    Amy — March 21, 2012 at 1:12 am

    I tried these cookies today and they're amazing! Definitely my new favorite cookie :-)

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    Sugar Mamma Baking — March 21, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    I totally got addicted to Downton Abbey on Netflix too! Now I am hooked on Mad Men, another show I avoided because of all the buzz. But I am enjoying it and with 4 seasons X 12 episodes/season, I won't run out of shows to watch any time soon.

    I am also crazy about chai spice cookies! You should try an oatmeal cookie with the chai spice and chopped crystallized ginger – so yummy!

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    Sydney — March 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    My bf and I loooooove Downton and the other day we were out on our lunch break and who should we see?! DAISY! I was really excited :) I've also seen Carson and my bf has seen Carlisle.. I love working where I do..

    PS. these cookies sound awesome!

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    Irma — March 26, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Making these cookies right now. Only 3 more minutes to go till the first batch is baked.The cookie dough was very nice to handle. I cut the sugar back to 1 cup and it was nicely sweet. They sure spread out while baking. These would dress up nice with a cardamom glaze. They smell delicious…can hardly wait for them to cool down to try one.

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    Monali — May 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Would I be able to use a pre made chai spice mix in this recipe?

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      handleheat — May 19, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      I think that would be fine – the total amount of spices in this recipes adds up to about 1 teaspoon.

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    Sarah — May 22, 2012 at 1:38 am

    these cookies are amazing! thanks for the recipe! you should try watching Revenge on ABC I'm obsessed!

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    Emily — November 25, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    This recipe sounds amazing!!! I’m making some cookies to bring for Thanksgiving–have this recipe and a brown butter pumpkin shortbread recipe I can’t wait to try out! I just had a quick question about yours-how well do these sugar cookies hold their shapes? Are they good cookies to make if you want to use cookie cutters and decorate as opposed to just make round cookies? Thanks! (Also a huge Downton fan! Damages is another of my favs, it’s on netflix and completely addicted, Glenn Close is crazy!!)

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      Tessa — November 26, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Hi Emily, thanks for your comment! I’ve never used this dough recipe to make cut-out cookies but if you wanted to try I would chill the dough for about an hour before rolling out and cooking into shapes. Good luck!

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