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Chewy Chai Snickerdoodles

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 mintues
  • Yield: 16-20 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These Chewy Chai Snickerdoodles and are super soft, chewy and delicious! 



Chai spice blend

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice


  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (or a 11 gluten-free flour blend) 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar (can sub 1 tsp lemon juice or white vinegar)
  • 1 tsp chai spice blend

For rolling

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 12 tsp chai spice mix (depending on your preference)


  1. Mix the chai spices together and set aside.
  2. Cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar together in a mixer until light and fluffy, mixing for about 2-3 minutes, then add the egg and continue to mix for another 2 minutes. (Scrape down the edges of your bowl as needed.) 
  3. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl then slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixer. Mix until everything is incorproated. Place the dough in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes. 
  4. Use your hands to roll the dough into even balls, then roll into a bowl of the sugar and chai spice mix. 
  5. Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F. 
  6. Let cool on a cooling rack for 5 minutes before eating.


This recipe comes out best if you use room temperature butter and eggs. 

Use a cookie scoop to measure out the cookies evenly. This will ensure that all the cookies bake evenly and have the same texture. 

If making these cookies gluten-free, make sure to use a gluten-free flour blend that contains xantham gum. 


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 128
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 100mg
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1.5g

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