You guys are going to L-O-V-E this recipe for Matcha Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies! They might be one of my best sweet creations to date. (Although I think I’ve said that about quite a few recipes…what can I say? I just love to bake!)
I started baking chai spiced sugar cookies last holiday season. I think I baked them 3-4 times but never got around to photographing or sharing the recipe. I knew I had to share the recipe this winter but I added a fun holiday twist by making them GREEN!
I feel like 2016 has been the year of matcha and I thought matcha with the chai spiced sounded like a winning combination.
The chai spice is mixed in with the sugar. You use almost all of it in the cookie dough but reserve a little for rolling the cookies in before baking.
I incorporated the matcha powder by whisking it into my flour/baking soda/baking powder/salt mixture.
How amazing is this dough? I think kids would love this! (Or maybe I’m just delusional and they wouldn’t go anywhere close to green cookie dough. I don’t know anything about these things.)
I chilled the dough in the fridge for about an hour before rolling it into small balls and taking them for a spin in the chai spice sugar mix.
Is it just me or are these cookies perfectly Grinch colored?
And here’s a look at the inside. They are crisp around the edges but so chewy and buttery in the center. The chai spice flavor is subtle and perfect for winter baking. I could taste the matcha more in the cookie dough than I could in the baked cookie but there’s definitely a hint of it there.
I hope you’ll add these Matcha Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies to your holiday or winter baking list!Print