Chai Tea Cookies with Eggnog Frosting

Traci Coleman


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.


★★★★★ 3 votes




  • 3/4 c
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2
  • 1/2 tsp
    orange extract
  • 3 c
    self-rising flour *** see note below
  • 1
    chai tea bag
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp

  • 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.

How to Make Chai Tea Cookies with Eggnog Frosting


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Make glaze by whisking all glaze ingredients. Spread on cooled cookies.

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