These beautiful Chai Snickerdoodles Cookies are just about as easy to make as regular snickerdoodles. The frosting is super quick and easy and is also completely optional! Heading to a cookie party? Whip these up for a simple yet beautiful treat! The inside is so soft, and slightly chewy, it's the perfect texture. The cardamom in the chai spice is the perfect complimentary flavor to the traditional cinnamon sugar. It gives it a nice oomph and really takes them to the next level for flavor.
How to Make Chai Snickerdoodles
These are made just like any other cookie. Preheat the oven to 400*F Start by beating the softened butter and sugar together until light and creamy, about 1 minute. Add the eggs and beat about another minute, then scrape down the sides and beat to combine. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just mixed. What I like to do is measure in the flour then the other dry ingredients on top. Then I use my (clean) fingers to gently give it a quick little mix. Nothing fancy or extensive, just enough to break up the baking soda, salt etc. so as to prevent little clumps of them.
Once the dough is mixed, make chai sugar mixture. Place ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. Form dough into balls then roll into chai sugar mixture. Place on baking sheet. I like to leave plenty of room for them to spread, so I usually do 12 cookies per sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. The cookies are done when the top is matte and the edges juuuust start to darken.
For the frosting: I like to use slightly softened butter. A little softened, but also still a little cold. Beat butter for 1 minute then add eggnog and nutmeg and beat until well combined. Add the powdered sugar and beat until well combined. Place frosting in a ziploc baggie and snip just the tip of one of the corners off. Squeeze frosting through the hole in any design you'd like!
Tips & Tricks
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
These cookies freeze really well. I like to freeze them while they are still slightly warm. It makes them suuuper soft when thawing and eating.