Vanilla Chai Snickerdoodles

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On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me . . . a batch of vanilla chai snickerdoodle cookies!

I first saw this recipe last Christmas on Pamela’s Heavenly Treats who was participating in the cookie swap. I’m visiting my parents for the week plus trial planning plus Christmas shopping plus Christmas cookie baking. This is the opposite of a relaxing weekend.

But these cookies made for a nice dessert to a busy day.

Vanilla Chai Snickerdoodles

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground allspice
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt


1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. Cream together the butter and sugar. Mix in the egg and vanilla.

3. In a small bowl combine all the spices. In a larger bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and salt. Add half of the mixed spices to the flour. Set the remaining spices aside.

4. Slowly combine the flour to the butter mixture.

5. Combine the 2 tbsp sugar with the leftover spices.

6. Once combined, roll the dough into 1 tbsp balls. Roll each ball into the sugar/spice mixture. Place on a greased baking sheet. Press each ball down with a fork.

7. Bake for 12 minutes.

* makes 2 dozen cookies
* shared with Weekend Cooking

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