It’s Day 2 of Cookie Week! If you’ve been here before you know that chai has a special place in my heart. When I saw this Frosted Chai Snickerdoodle recipe over on Sally’s Baking Addiction I thought they sounded wonderful. I knew Cookie Week needed chai cookies but I wanted to put my own spin on them. My Chai Spice Cookies are based off the spices I use in my Homemade Spiced Chai recipe. Ginger and cardamom are the main stars but I did use some cinnamon for the cookies as well. I wanted to really pull out the flavors so I rolled them in sugar and the same spices that are in the cookies. This creates a lovely crunch on the outside and a little sparkle as well.
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If that sounds like a lot of spices don’t worry, they aren’t overpowering. When you bite into these Chai Spice Cookies you’ll get a soft burst of flavor with a little crunch afterwards. These cookies are absolutely wonderful with a cup of tea and a friend! I wanted to keep them at a smaller “tea” size rather than a larger American size so I used a medium cookie scoop to get the perfect 2 tsp amount of dough. If you’ve never used a cookie scoop before you should try one! I got my first (a medium size) as a wedding present and it really is better than the two spoons method I grew up with.