Sunday, December 12, 2010

Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

These last few days have been busy! As a result, I have a ton of wonderful christmas goodies to share with you over the next week :)

I will start with these Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies.  I originally saw this recipe on, and they looked like a really fun cookie that contained a lot of wonderful seasonal spices.  

I really enjoyed the light flavour of these cookies.  They made a wonderful treat because they weren't overpowering in the sugar or spice department.  I will definitely be making these again! I made about 3 dozen cookies with this recipe.

Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • For the spice mixture:
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp ginger
    • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
    • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
    • 1/8 tsp cardamom
    • 1/4 cup sugar
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper
  2. Whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt 
  3. In a second bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  4. Add the oil and eggs to the sugar/butter mixture, and mix well
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, and continue to mix well
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, ground cloves, cardamom, and sugar
  7. Roll the dough into balls (about 1 1/2" in diameter) and roll each ball of cookie dough in the spice mixture
  8. Place the cookies on the parchment-lined baking sheets (about 2" apart) and bake for about 8 - 12 minutes (or until the tops begin to crack and the edges are a very light golden colour)
  9. Let cool, and Enjoy!

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