Chai Spiced Tea Cakes

Kathie Carr


These cookies are like chai spiced Mexican Wedding Cakes. I love the flavor and hope you will, too.

A friend gave me this one and tells me it was from a Christmas issue of a magazine she gets.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 cookies
20 Min
20 Min


  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 3/4 tsp
    ground allspice
  • 3/4 tsp
    ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    finely chopped toasted almonds
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar for rolling cookies in

How to Make Chai Spiced Tea Cakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, both extracts, spices and salt in a medium bowl. Beat in the flour. Stir in almonds.

    Using hands, roll dough into tablespoon sized balls. Place on a large baking sheet, spacing 1 inch apart. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until pale golden. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  2. Place 1 cup powdered sugar in a large bowl. Working in batches, gently coat the hot cookies in sugar. Cool the cookies on a rack. Roll again in sugar and serve.

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About Chai Spiced Tea Cakes

Course/Dish: Cookies

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