Chai Tea Cookies with Eggnog Frosting
|SUGAR COOKIE DOUGH|
|1 1/2 c||sugar|
|1/2 tsp||orange extract|
|3 c||self-rising flour *** see note below|
|1||chai tea bag|
|1 Tbsp||ground cinnamon|
|1 c||powdered sugar|
|2 Tbsp||egg nog|
|1/2 tsp||ground nutmeg|
NOTE REGARDING SELF-RISING FLOUR -
|if you do not have self-rising flour for the cookie dough, for each cup needed, put 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder into a 1 cup measuring cup and add all-purpose flour to make a total of 1 cup ingredient.|
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DirectionsPreheat oven to 350. Make cookie dough by creaming shortening and sugar together. Add eggs. eggnog and extract, combining well. Cut tea bag and pour tea leaves into batter, mixing well. Combine in flour.Drop dough onto cookie sheet. Combine cinnamon and sugar; dip bottom of a glass into the cinnamon-sugar mix and then gently press down on the cookie ball to flaten slightly. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for about 2-3 minutes on cookie sheet and move to cooling rack to cool completely.Make glaze by whisking all glaze ingredients. Spread on cooled cookies.