I love the taste of these cookies, subtle chai flavor but buttery tender. The only complaint is that they do not look nearly as pretty as the picture. I couldn't get mine that round or large and still have 36 total.
Kind of disappointing. I made it twice, first time I double the spices, second time I tripled them. Both times the dough was crumbly I couldn't cut the roll without it falling apart. I had to let it warm up on the counter and then added more water so it wasn't so crumbly. Tripling the spices worked really well, they were still a little bland with the double spices.
A really tasty, light cookie. I doubled the spices and might even add a little more. It was tough getting 36 cookies out of it, but I think the next time I'll be able to do it if I'm more careful about shaping the dough. Even my 8-year-old likes them! I like the aftertaste too. A unique cookie and nicely delicious.
I made a double recipe of these using Jule's GF Flour mix & they flattened out into a lacy single cookie with little taste..... Then I added approx 2 cups more GF flour, 6-8 Tbsp butter, 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar, approx 3/4 c. roughly chopped sliced almonds. I then ground 1/4 c. chai tea mix ( no bay leaf) , and enough water to be able to mix the two recipes & roll the dough easily. I baked them at 400 degrees F. for 10-12 min. They were amazing. My middle eastern & Indian friends LOVED them! Success at last!
I've upped the spices to 1/2 tsp each of cinnamon and cardamom and it could possible go higher. I ended up drizzling on melted white chocolate that had cinnamon and cardamom stirred in to get even more chai spice flavor. Easy to work with this dough.
Bland and boring.....very disappointing
This is my favorite cookie recipe. It's easy to make and the flavor is fantastic, especially if you like chai. A mild cookie, for people who don't like super sweet desserts.
These turned out great! I also doubled the spices (and more than doubled the cloves). I also accidently put about 2 tbsp too much butter, which made the rolls harder to work with, but I think made the cookie better in the end. I used green food colouring.
Just unimpressive, not anything I would send with my cookie gift box to relatives. Tasty with a cup of tea at home though
This cookie is WONDERFUL, but you HAVE TO double the spices. It doesn't seem worth it if you can't enjoy the flavor.
I doubled the spices, as several people suggested, and I still thought the cookies could use a bit more spice. They were very tasty though.
Enjoyed the taste & flavour of the spices but when slicing cookies from the logs, they crumbled & fell apart. Turned out okay in the end, & will definetly make again.
Loved these cookies but like a lot of others, after tasting them I commented to my family that I would increase the spices - doubling would be fine. Crispy texture and not too sweet - did not make 36 cookies. Definitely will make again.
I agree this makes nowhere near 36 cookies and the total amt of spices should be doubled. To save money I used McCormick's new Chai Spice blend. Delicious and cheaper than buying all spices separately! I had them with espresso and they were great!
I made these over the Holidays and they were a BIG hit. I didn't double the spices as I enjoy the mild taste and the texture of the cookie.
I made this for a cookie exchange. It wasn't the prettiest cookie there, but it was the biggest hit! Everyone loved it. They went quickly.
I'll add my five stars. Easy prep. Great flavor. Like other reviewers, my family likes it with the spices doubled.
these cookies are delish- i couldn't stop eating them. i agree with pretty much everyone else here in saying that you could easily double the spices without overdoing it if you like a more piquant cookie, but they're tasty in the milder form as well. the firm texture of the dough makes them easy to shape and cut. great served with tea.
Made these for my '07 cookie swap and everyone loved them. I found no need to double the spice (I LOVE spice too!). I agree that they don't make as many as the recipe says but will be doubling this year to give away as presents.
These cookies are absolutely wonderful! I agree the spices need to be doubled, but other than that, I think it's a perfect cookie! I will make this amazingly easy recipe part of my Christmas baking list and be proud to serve them to family and friends! Thank you!!!
These cookies are AMAZING! They are especially nice because, while they taste holiday-ish, they aren't overpoweringly sweet and calorie-filled like most holiday confections. They are just simple and delightful! Definitely give them a try!
These cookies are amazing, the recipe is so easy to follow and the results are delicious.