Chai Cookies with Spiced Icing

Indulge in a chai tea latte — in a decadent cookie form. Warm spices come together to create this aromatic, sweet treat. Drizzle these thick, fluffy cookies with chai tea icing for the ultimate glazed goodness. Teatime, anyone?



  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • ⅛ teaspoon allspice
  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 vanilla bean (vanilla scooped out of bean)

Spice Icing

  • ⅛ teaspoon chai tea
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a large All-Clad Mixing Bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixing bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and allspice, then remove 2 tablespoons to add to icing.
  • Use a stand mixer to beat the butter and spices until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg and scooped out vanilla bean until all combined.
  • Mix in dry ingredients until just combined.
  • Roll dough into balls and place them 2 inches apart on a Pro-Release Nonstick Bakeware Cookie Sheet.
  • Sprinkle balls with remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar spice mixture.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before removing to a Pro-Release Cooling Rack. When cookies have cooled, place the cookie sheet under the cooling rack to catch excess icing.
  • For icing, combine powdered sugar, chai tea and milk. If icing is too thin, add more confectioner’s sugar. Drizzle cookies with icing. Let icing dry.

Pro Tip

Don’t toss out that vanilla bean – yet! Even once you’ve emptied the inside of a vanilla bean, the exterior still has untapped shelf life. Soak the pod in a simple syrup for poaching fruit or soaking cakes, or in vodka or bourbon to create vanilla extract.


All-Clad Resident Chef Derek Finocchiaro

All-Clad’s Resident Chef Derek has been working with flavors and fragrance for his entire career. Finding a path from perfumery to food, Derek competed on numerous amateur cooking shows which led him to the All-Clad Test kitchen. Here he excels in creating new recipes, blogs, video demos, and food photography for our consumers.