Nearly 14 (!!) years ago, Taylor Swift posted her own homemade recipe of Chai Cookies—perfect for the holidays. It was a spin off Joy The Baker's classic Vanilla Sugar Cookie, with an added depth of chai sugar cookies and an eggnog glaze. It took off when Instagram still looked the way it did back in the day...but the recipe then made its rounds again last year when Taylor's Midnights album dropped. Swifties saw it as the perfect season and celebration to remake the now-classic Taylor Swift Chai Cookies! If Taylor could take a classic recipe and make it her own Taylor's Version, we thought, hey why not add our own spin to it too and make it Matcha.com's Version?
Just recently, we launched one of our much-awaited products alongside Blue Lotus, our Organic Matcha Masala Chai! Sipping on it is delicious enough, but we’ve been playing around with it in the kitchen too and testing out new recipes to bake. Our Matcha Chai Sugar Cookies were a hit with everyone who’s taken a bite (or eaten an entire cookie) so far!
With the blend of our matcha green tea powder and warm Eastern spices, the matcha chai creates this unique flavor that’s sweet and earthy, leaving you feeling curious and comforted at the same time. It’s really a flavor unlike any other! On top of its amazing flavor, both matcha and chai have their own worthy health benefits, so putting them together just doubles up on healthful goodness.
With a Matcha Chai Sugar Cookie base, topped with a Chai Icing Glaze, these cookies come out chewy and buttery, giving you an exciting mouth-feel that just leaves you wanting more. It’s like nothing you’ve ever tasted before, but it just makes all the sense in the world!
Can I adjust the amount of matcha chai powder for a stronger or milder flavor?
Yes, you can adjust the amount of matcha chai powder to your preference. Just keep in mind that too much matcha chai powder can make the cookies bitter.
How do I make the icing thicker or thinner?
Adjust the amount of milk you use to make the icing thicker or thinner, depending on your preference.
What are the benefits of matcha chai?
Matcha green tea powder and masala chai respectfully have their own benefits and unique flavors, but together, they make the perfect blend good enough for your everyday rotation. Dr. Weil himself even says he’s hooked on it!
In blending these two powerhouse ingredients, the benefits are optimized as well. Some potential benefits in combining matcha and chai include:
- enhanced antioxidant power
- increased energy and focus
- powerhouse of digestive support, and
- super immune system support
Of course, there are many more benefits to our matcha chai, and you can read up more on it here.
If you want to learn more about chai and its benefits, head on over to this journal to learn more on how chai supports our wellness. And if you’re still curious to find out how matcha individually benefits us and our bodies, find out here.
Matcha Chai Sugar Cookie Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp matcha chai
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 tbsp milk
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Yields 12 cookies
Matcha Chai Sugar Cookie Recipe:
- Cream the fats (butter and oil) together and beat until pale.
- Add all sugars and mix until well combined.
- Crack in one egg and add in the vanilla. Mix.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Place in a lined baking tray and bake for 10 minutes at 165 °C.
- Let it cool, and prepare the icing.
- Make the icing by combining powdered sugar, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Place the icing on top of the cookie and enjoy!
More Recipes To Test in the Kitchen
And if you want to try another recipe with both matcha and chai, create your own version of a comforting and easy chai matcha latte, click on the recipe here!
If loved this matcha chai sugar cookie recipe, you should definitely try your hand at creating these other dishes and drinks, they’re sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you feeling happier and healthier too.
- Easy and Refreshing Chai Matcha Latte
- Chewy Matcha Sugar Cookies with A Yuzu Tart Glaze
- Simple and Sweet Strawberry Jam-filled Matcha Cookies
There are so many amazing flavors that come out from our matcha green tea and warm chai spices, but blending them together just gives us endless possibilities of benefits and creations to play with in the kitchen. We can’t wait to see what you too can do with it!
If there's anything Taylor taught us, it's that we can play around with things that already exist in this world, and find a way to make it our own. So now it's just time to bake bake bake, bake it off!