Chai-Spice Cookies -- Gluten-Free or Regular

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Fragrant with the classic flavors of chai tea, these buttery, crumbly cookies are perfect for dunking in a cup of tea or coffee. From Whole Foods Market website, you can make these gluten-free as well, using blanched almond flour or a gluten-free all-purpose flour mix.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Beat butter with granulated sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl until well blended. Stir in flour, spices and salt until just combined.
  3. Scoop and roll dough into small teaspoon-sized balls and place about an inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake until lightly golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Cool on the sheet for 5 minutes. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar and let cool completely on a rack.
  5. Store in an airtight container.
  6. NOTE: if using a gluten-free flour, please follow your package directions for adding xanthum gum.


Most Helpful

I made these non-gluten free about 10 times now, and they are delicious! I play around with the amount of spice each time, depending on how I'm feeling, and have yet to find the place where I have too much cinnamon and ginger. ;)

I do have to add a splash of milk to make the dough workable, perhaps because I'm living in a pretty dry client.

JoyfulGirl April 13, 2011

Yum! I found these a melt in my mouth kind of treat. I love the blend of the chai-like flavors. and truly loved how easy they are to make! Unfortunately, I must share with others. Thanks for posting this recipe. I'll be making these again.

QueenBee49444 January 20, 2011

These are heavenly! Made gluten free and used erythritol instead of sugar and they were so fragrant. Will definitely make them again! Thanks for posting!
Made for National Diabetes Month.

Mia in Germany November 30, 2010

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a