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Chai Spice Snickerdoodles

These chai spice snickerdoodles are soft, chewy, and have the perfect hint of chai spice. Loaded with ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom these are perfect for fall. This snickerdoodle dough only requires 30 minutes of chilling and is freezer friendly. Roll the cookies in spiced sugar before baking for extra flavor, serve fresh out of the oven with a warm chai tea latte!

Tools I used for this easy cookie recipe:

  • USA Pan Half Sheet Pan – my go-to sheet pans, these are truly non-stick and clean up nicely.
  • KitchenAid 6 Qt. Stand Mixer – I always recommend a stand mixer as it saves time and helps to keep baked goods consistent.
  • Rubber Spatula – a must for any home baker! Perfect for scrapping cookie dough out of the mixing bowl.
  • Portion Scoops – my go to for getting even sized cookies that bake perfectly each time!

Chai spiced snickerdoodles are soft, chewy, and loaded with subtle spice flavor!

Simply make the cookie dough according to the recipe, scoop even sized amounts of dough onto a sheet pan and place in the freezer until hard. Transfer the cookie dough to an airtight container or freezer bag labeled with the date, type of cookie, and baking instructions. Keep in your freezer stash for 6-8 months. Remove desired amount when needed, bake, and enjoy! You may even want to make a double batch!

Highlights of this easy toffee cookie recipe:

  • Chewy texture
  • Slightly crispy edges
  • Short chill time
  • Packed with chai spice flavor
  • Simple cookie recipe
  • Family favorite

Quick Steps for this spiced snickerdoodles:

  • Cream butter & sugar
  • Add in eggs & vanilla
  • Mix in dry ingredients
  • Chill
  • Scoop
  • Bake & enjoy

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Grocery Store List:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Whole Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Cream of tartar
  • Kosher Salt
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Ginger
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Ground Cardamom
  • Ground Clove

Roll chilled cookie dough in extra cinnamon & sugar mixture, add additional spices if desired!

Instructions for the chai spiced snickerdoodles:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a couple cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla. Cream for 1-2 minutes longer.

In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. With the mixer on low slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Scraping down the sides as needed.

Chill the dough for 25-30 minutes, or overnight if needed. If chilling overnight, allow the dough to come to room temperature before scooping. Using a measuring spoon or a cookie scoop, scoop out even amounts of dough, about 1 1/2 tablespoons. Roll into small balls until round and smooth. Repeat until all of the dough has been used.

In a small mixing bowl combine the white sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Roll each cookie into the sugar mixture and coat well. Arrange 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 9-11 minutes until slightly golden brown, the cookies will still be very soft. Allow to cool 3-5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining cookies. Store in an airtight container for up to a week!

Notes

**Snickerdoodle dough can be made up to a day in advance. If making in advance, I recommend scooping your cookies and arranging them in a single layer on a baking sheet prior to chilling. This way the are ready to bake when desired, just allow to come to room temperature slightly before baking.

Chai Spice Snickerdoodle Cookies

5 from 2 votes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Baking from Scratch, Cookies, Fall Baking, Snickerdoodles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chilling time 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 2 Dozen
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $
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Equipment:

  • 1 oz. portion scoop

Ingredients: 

For the Snickerdoodle Dough:

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsps Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom, ground
  • 1/4 tsp Allspice
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger, ground
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves, Ground
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg

For the Cinnamon Sugar Mixture:

  • 2 tbsps Sugar
  • 2 tbsps Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a couple cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla. Cream for 1-2 minutes longer.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. With the mixer on low slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Chill the dough for 25-30 minutes, or overnight if needed. If chilling overnight, allow the dough to come to room temperature before scooping. Using a measuring spoon or a cookie scoop, scoop out even amounts of dough, about 1 1/2 tablespoons. Roll into small balls until round and smooth. Repeat until all of the dough has been used.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the white sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Roll each cookie into the sugar mixture and coat well. Arrange 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes until slightly golden brown, the cookies will still be very soft. Allow to cool 3-5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining cookies. Store in an airtight container for up to a week!

Notes:

**Snickerdoodle dough can be made up to a day in advance. If making in advance, I recommend scooping your cookies and arranging them in a single layer on a baking sheet prior to chilling. This way the are ready to bake when desired, just allow to come to room temperature slightly before baking.
 

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