Chai Tea Shortbread Cookies

Tea is for more than drinking.

Until I get my hands on some matcha I'm going to keep baking cupcakes and cookies with the tea in my collection because the result is oh so good! 

This chai tea from Wight Tea Co has to be one of the best chai teas I've ever had so I thought to myself, this will probably be delicious in cookies!

Artsy Flour Shot

Artsy Flour Shot


  • 2 sticks butter salted
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon chai tea crushed up
  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt (optional) 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. This all depends on your oven. Mine is really hot so I have it on 350 but if your oven isn't as strong you could stand to put it up to 375
  2. Mix the butter and sugar then add in the vanilla.
  3. Separably combine flour and chai tea. Add the dry ingredients to the butter, sugar and vanilla.  
  4. Form the dough into a log shape to fit the size you want your cookies to be. Wrap with saran wrap and freeze for 20-40 min.
  5. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper and cut your cookies to desired thickness. Bake for 11 minutes.


  1. Melt chocolate chips with a double boiler or a bowl over a pan of boiling water. 
  2. Dip cooled cookies in melted chocolate and sprinkle with sea salt

Chai Spice Snicker doodles

Chai Spice. 

Move over pumpkin spice....Chai spice is here to take over! 

If you're a fan of chai tea or anything with spices're in for a treat! I'm a huge fan of A cozy Kitchen and her recipes! I saw this recipe for chai snicker doodles and I had to try it!

I substituted some of these ingredients but Ill give you the original recipe. These turned out delicious and spicy! These were wonderful with tea. 

When this is baking your whole house fills up with the smell of cardamom, cloves and cinnamon! 

Tip: keep an eye on these so they don't burn. If you like cookies to be chewy, I would take them out a minute or two early! 


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and warm
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of cardamom

Bake these babies:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, allspice and pepper.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, add the sugar, cream cheese and butter. Beat until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Beat in the oil. Add the egg, milk and vanilla extract untiled combined and smooth. Add the flour in two additions.

Mix together the topping ingredients (sugar, cinnamon, cardamom). Roll the dough into balls and roll in the topping then place on the baking sheet. Flatten the cookies then sprinkle  some of the toppings on each cookie. 

Bake the cookies for 11 to 12 minutes.