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Jumbo Chai Tea Cookies


This is a sweet smelling, fragrant and crispy shortbread cookie.  They are easy to make, full of flavour with spices from the Chai Tea bag and rolled in spiced sugar before baking.  Great with a cup of coffee or tea.  If you love spices, this is the cookie for you!

Jumbo Chai Tea Cookies


  • 113 gm butter
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 90 gm caster sugar (or light brown sugar)
  • 250 gm plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Chai Tea bag
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar + 1/4 tsp cinnamon (sugar mixture)
  1. Sift the plain flour with baking soda, salt.  Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar till fluffy, add in the oil and beat till thoroughly incorporated.
  3. On low speed, add in the egg and vanilla, mix well.  
  4. Open up the Chai Tea bag and pour the tea leaves in the mixture, mix till thoroughly incorporated.
  5. Fold in the sifted flour, mix well.  The dough is soft at this juncture.
  6. Cover the mixing bowl with cling wrap and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
  7. Prepare the sugar mixture.
  8. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop up the mixture, roll into balls and roll them into the sugar mixture.
  9. Place the balls of dough onto a partchment lined baking tray.
  10. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for  about 20 mins. till the cookie is slightly brown.
  11. Let cookies cool in the tray before removing them onto a wire rack to cool completely.  Store the cookies in an airtight cookie jar.
  12. Yield :  14 Jumbo Chai Tea Cookies


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