Chai Sugar Cookies

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These Chai Sugar Cookies quickly became a family favorite. The warm spices in a Chai mix give this cookie all the feels of fall and the holidays. This cookie is super easy to make too with only 4 ingredients!

Chai Sugar Cookies

I am excited to share a recipe that perfectly embodies that cozy feeling – Chai Sugar Cookies. These sweet and spiced delights are a fantastic treat for any season, and they pair wonderfully with a steaming mug of chai tea.

What is Chai?

If you aren’t familiar with chai, I highly recommend you try it if you love fall flavors. When I open a can of chai tea mix it smells like cinnamon and vanilla to me, but there are many more spice profiles in chai. Every chai recipe is slightly different, but here are some spices that you might see in your chai mix: black tea, ginger, cardamom, ground cinnamon, fennel, black pepper, cloves, star anise, coriander seeds, and peppercorns. Lots of intense flavors in chai spices!

Chewy Chai Sugar Cookies

Ingredients for Chai Cookies

  • sugar cookie mix
  • unsalted butter
  • large egg
  • spiced chai drink mix

How to Make Chai Sugar Cookies

These are truly simple cookies with only 4 ingredients, perfect during the busy holiday months.

Sugar Cookie Mix

You start these easy cookies with a sugar cookie mix.

sugar cookie mix and butter

Then add a stick of softened butter.

Adding an egg

And 1 egg.

Adding chai

Then the all-important chai drink mix.

Mix the cookie dough until it comes together.

1" balls to bake

Then you roll the cookies into 1″ balls and bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Baked Chai Sugar Cookies

After baking let them cool before drizzling with a chai icing.

Iced Chai Sugar Cookie

Then you can serve or store in an air-tight container.

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Chai Sugar Cookie

An easy cookie recipe with great holiday flavors. Chai Sugar Cookies are a family favorite and a great cookie giveaway.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Cooling:15 minutes
Total Time:35 minutes


  • stand mixer or electric mixer


  • 1 17.5 oz sugar cookie mix
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 cup chai drink mix

Chai Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp chai drink mix


  • Preheat your oven to 350° F. Prep a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Dump your sugar cookie mix into a large bowl or a mixing bowl.
  • Add the softened butter.
  • Crack and add the egg.
  • Add your chai drink mix.
  • Mix together on low to medium speed with the paddle attachment until the dough comes together.
  • Use a cookie scoop to roll the dough into 1" balls and place 2" apart on the parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake in your preheated 350° oven for 9-10 minutes. Remove and cool on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes before placing on a cooling rack for another 10 minutes.

Chai Icing

  • Mix together the powdered sugar and milk and it is smooth.
  • Add the chai drink mix and stir until combined.
  • Drizzle the glaze with a fork over the cooled cookies.


Eat or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chai, cookie
Servings: 24 cookies
Cost: $5

Tips for the Perfect Chai Sugar Cookies:

  • Make sure your butter is at room temperature for a smoother dough.
  • Adjust the level of chai spice to suit your taste. Like it spicier? Add a touch more!

I hope you get a chance to make this delicious and easy Chai Sugar Cookie recipe soon!

These Chai Sugar Cookies are a delightful treat that combines the comforting warmth of chai spices with the sweet indulgence of sugar cookies. Their spiced aroma will fill your kitchen, making every bite a cozy experience.

We love enjoying these cookies alongside a hot cup of chai tea, but they’re just as delightful with a glass of milk.

Chai Sugar Cookies

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    1. Hi Sharon!
      I like Caffe D’Vita Spiced Chai mix or Trader Joes chai mix is really good too.

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