Eggnog Chai Sugar Cookies

"This was originally published in "Southern Living" magazine; I have made a few alterations. I have used both Betty Crocker and Krusteaz sugar cookie mixes, both are good just remember that baking temps/times may vary. These cookies are sweet, spicy, and make me think of the winter holidays."
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Ready In:
24 cookies




  • Preheat oven to temperature specified on cookie mix package (usually 350-375F). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Remove tea leaves from teabag, discard tea bag.
  • Mix together sugar cookie mix, tea leaves, melted butter, egg and 2 T. eggnog until well blended.
  • Drop by half tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined cookie sheets.
  • Dip the bottom of a glass into cinnamon sugar and lightly press onto top of each cookie.
  • Bake as instructed on package, cool completely on wire racks.
  • Combine powdered sugar, nutmeg, and 3-4 T. eggnog to make icing.
  • Frost each cookie.

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  1. VERY easy and VERY good. Make sure you leave a inch or so between cookies as they spread. This will be a Crhistmas cookie for us from now on.
  2. my family doesn't like eggnog...changed it to half and half, added a splash of vanilla extract and decorated with red and green sugar sprinkles/cinnamon mix....they were gone before I could get one!!!
  3. Let me start off by saying that this cookie tastes INCREDIBLE! For taste I would give this 7 stars if I could. I don't know what I did wrong though. Mine looked nothing like the picture. I followed this recipe down to the letter. My first batch spread so heavily that it took up the entire cookie sheet & what then became 1 sheet of cookie instead of 10 individual cookies, were as thin as paper. On the second batch I replaced the sil pat with parchment paper, increased the size of the batter I dropped, didn't press with cin/sugar mix & only put 6 to a sheet and they did come out slightly better. Still more flat than a pancake, but not paper thin. Unfortunately I made these to go to a charity cookie walk, but since they are too thin & flimsy to stack, I had to make an emergency batch of something else.
  4. Absolutely fabulous! My family's new favorite holiday cookie! I use eggnog flavored coffee creamer in the icing, it's a more intense flavor than eggnog. I also put about 1/8 tsp of ground ginger into the cookie dough-adds a subtle edge to the cookie's taste



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