Anyone who knows me now or knew me at one point (and I do mean, ANYONE) knows that I love Taylor Swift and her music. If Taylor has taught me anything, one of the best things would have to be this recipe for Chai Tea Sugar Cookies. The Chai Tea in the mix was Taylor’s signature touch on a classic recipe for sugar cookies. With the Egg Nog icing to top it all off, this is one of the most well-rounded cookie recipes I have found (can you tell I may be a *little* biased?). Plus, it is a PERFECT recipe to celebrate the upcoming holiday!
The recipe is below – don’t forget to post pictures of your attempt at making these and tag @LeeWolseyPhotos on Instagram so I can drool over your creation.
Chai Tea Sugar Cookies w/ Egg Nog Icing
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 chai tea packet
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. egg nog
Preheat the oven to 350°.
In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, egg, and vanilla. Set aside.
In another mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Add the chai tea leaves out of the packet and mix together. Freeze the dough for 15 minutes to harden (you can also put in the fridge for 1 hour).
On a greased cookie sheet, place small scoops of the dough 2 – 3 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
In the meantime, combine the powdered sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and egg nog in a small bowl and set aside.
Let the cookies cool for about 15 minutes, and then use a spoon to spread the icing on the cookies. Serve and enjoy!
Yield: about 12 cookies