Taylor Swift’s Chai Sugar Cookies

Taylor Swift’s Chai Sugar Cookies

                                                                                         Courtesy of Seventeen Magazine

Swiftie or not, there should only be respect for Taylor Swift’s baker alter ego. When she’s not in the studio, Taylor is creating delicious takes on some pretty basic recipes, transforming them into a hit. While listening to “Reputation” during Thanksgiving break, try out Taylor Swift’s Chai Sugar Cookies!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 large egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 chai tea packet

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

Cookies:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray the baking sheet with cooking spray

Using a mixer beat the butter in a large bowl on medium speed for about one minute. Add the vegetable oil and mix it in. Add the granulated sugar, powdered sugar, egg, vanilla, and chai tea packet. Beat these on medium until ingredients are fully incorporated. Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt.

Since the dough will be soft, refrigerate the dough for 1 hour or freeze for 15 minutes.

Use 1 tablespoon of dough for each cookie and press the dough evenly with fingers to 1/4-inch thickness.

Bake for 8-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool.

Icing:

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4  teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

3 tablespoons eggnog  

Mix all of the ingredients together and put on top of cooled cookies. For more of a glaze, add more eggnog or some milk. Sprinkle some cinnamon over the icing at the end.

One batch makes about 2 dozen cookies, so you could eat them all yourself (I would highly recommend this) or share them with your family and friends!

 

                                                                                                                            Courtesy of Giphy