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Easy Chai Sugar Cookies are thick, soft, loaded with sweet warm spices, and topped with a simple espresso glaze. Perfect 30 minute recipe for a cozy autumn day!

Chai Sugar Cookies

Easy Chai Sugar Cookies are thick, soft, loaded with sweet warm spices, and topped with a simple espresso glaze. Perfect 30 minute recipe for a cozy autumn day!  FREE Cookie Customization Guide here!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yields: 23 cookies
Recipe by Tessa Arias

Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (270 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 10 tablespoons (142 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk

For the glaze:

  • 1 1/4 cups (156 grams) powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons espresso or strong coffee

Directions

Make the cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, ginger, and cloves.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg, egg yolk, and honey. On low speed, gradually add in the flour mixture until just combined.
  4. Divide the dough into 1 1/2 tablespoon-sized balls using a spring-loaded scoop and drop onto prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Gently flatten dough with the smooth side of a spatula.
  5. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until cookies are just set and slightly golden brown. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to cooking racks to cool completely.

Make the glaze:

  1. In a small bowl, use a small whisk or a fork to combine the powdered sugar and espresso until a thick but pourable glaze forms. Drizzle all over cooled cookies. Allow the glaze to set.
  2. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.