Recipe Review: Chai Sugar Cookies are perfect for fall

This Chai Sugar Cookie Recipe is totally worth the hype— I fully endorse it, and so does the one and only Taylor Swift.

Back in 2014, the singer made a Tumblr post explaining how to make her favorite Chai Sugar Cookie Recipe. The original recipe comes from

These cookies are perfect for the fall and upcoming holiday season. They’re soft and sweet with a hint of cinnamon spice. The texture also turned out perfect as the cookies cooled with the perfect crunch. I will admit, I expected more of a holiday flair to the taste, but it was a subtle flavor which turned out amazing.

They were very quick to make from scratch— the longest part was finding all of the baking ingredients in the pantry. If time is of the essence, then anyone can still take the time to make these cookies with sugar cookie dough from the store. Then, all one has to do is add the chai to the dough and it’s set.

However, I recommend taking the time to make the cookies from scratch. It’s the perfect way to spend time on a date; play soft fall music in the background and then watch a Halloween movie while snacking on delicious cookies.

There also is some room for a personal touch to the recipe: the frosting.

The recipe calls for an eggnog frosting with nutmeg and cinnamon, but it is completely up to the baker for how far they want to take it. It is simple enough to just make just with milk. One can even add holiday dye for a more festive look.

I rate this recipe a five out of five stars.


½ C Unsalted Butter

½ C Vegetable Oil

½ C Sugar

½ Powdered Sugar

1 Egg

2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

2 C Flour

½ tsp Baking Soda

¼ tsp Salt

1 Chai Tea Bag


1. Preheat oven to 350, grease the cookie sheet

2. Beat butter, add vegetable oil and then stir in ingredients

3. Chill dough for an hour in refrigerator

4. Roll cookie dough into drops and cover in sugar

5. Place in oven for 9 minutes

6. Let cookies cool

The final product of the Chai Sugar Cookies. Courtesy Photo | Danielle Carlisi

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