Chai Tea Cookies with Eggnog Frosting

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3/4 c shortening
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp orange extract
3 c self-rising flour *** see note below
1 chai tea bag
2 Tbsp eggnog
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp sugar
1 c powdered sugar
2 Tbsp egg nog
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
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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Traci Coleman Recipe
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Vancouver, WA (pop. 161,791)
Member Since Dec 2010
Traci's notes for this recipe:
This sounded so good - and I was not disspointed! This recipe makes a delicious cookie. The flavor is subtle and wonderful. I liked it just as well without the frosting, but the frosting definitely adds a sweet, extra boost of eggnog flavor!

This is a recipe that came from Southern Living's holiday edition of their magazine, but it calls for a packaged sugar cookie mix, and I opted to make it from scratch. The sugar cookie recipe comes from "Taste of Home Cookies" cookbook.
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Preheat 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.

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user Sue H Soos - Oct 15, 2011
Yum sounds good Traci.. a save for me.
user Traci Coleman TraciB70 - Oct 15, 2011
Thanks, Susan! I hope you enjoy it! : )
user Traci Coleman TraciB70 - Dec 6, 2011
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