Giant Frosted Chai Cookies


for cookies---

1 1/3 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 egg

5 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened

1/3 cup buttermilk

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp ground ginger

for chai frosting---

1 stick salted butter, softened

2 cups powdered sugar

2 tbsp Chai concentrate (I love Oregon Chai brand)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground ginger


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.

Cream together the soft butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat for about three more minutes until well combined. Alternate adding the buttermilk and the flour mixture to the butter, starting and ending with the flour. Add the vanilla and beat on medium until everything is combined and the batter is smooth.

Stuff your batter into a gallon sized plastic bag, snip off the tip and pipe out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, leaving about two inches of space between each cookie. Beware! Batter will be VERY thick. Wet your hands after piping out and gently press down on each little pile of dough to smooth the surface of the cookies.

Bake for about twelve minutes. Let cool completely while you make the chai frosting.

To make the frosting, beat together the butter, powdered sugar, chai concentrate and spices. Beat until very light and very fluffy.

Frost cookies once cookies are completely cool (if not, cookies will melt frosting and you'll have a mess on your hands.)



45 minutes