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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Caroline Murphey Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Caroline Murphey

Chai Tea Eggnog Cookies

The chai gives this cookie a kick while the eggnog topping shows a sweet side.

Southern Living DECEMBER 2009

  • Yield: Makes 2 dozen
  • Hands-on: 20 Minutes
  • Total: 46 Minutes


  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 1 (17.5-oz.) package sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons eggnog, divided
  • Parchment paper
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove tea leaves from tea bag; discard bag.

2. Stir together tea leaves, cookie mix, butter, egg, and 2 Tbsp. eggnog until well blended.

3. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten dough slightly with bottom of a glass dipped in cinnamon sugar.

4. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheet to a wire rack, and cool completely (about 10 minutes).

5. Whisk together powdered sugar, nutmeg, and remaining 2 Tbsp. eggnog until smooth. Spoon over cooled cookies.

Note: We tested with Tazo Chai Organic Black Tea.


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