Vegan Chai Latte Sugar Cookies

Hannah Kaminsky

Vegan Chai Latte Sugar Cookies

Warming chai spices and creamy espresso-spiked frosting create a dreamy, iced sugar cookie we’ll be eating all year long.

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These delectable treats offer a harmonious blend of spices, creating a cozy and comforting experience with every bite. Whether you’re a vegan food enthusiast or simply looking to savor the essence of a chai latte in cookie form, this recipe is sure to awaken your taste buds and leave you craving more.

What you need:

For the cookies:
1 cup vegan butter, softened
1½ cups cane sugar
Egg replacer for 1 egg
3 tablespoons chai latte mix or contents of 3 chai tea bags, finely ground
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cream of tartar

For the espresso frosting:
¼ cup vegetable shortening
¼ cup vegan butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons strong brewed espresso, cooled
½ teaspoon salt

For the spice blend:
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cardamom
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon black pepper

What you do:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. For the cookies, in a stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the vegan egg, chai, and vanilla, and beat 1 minute, until fully incorporated.
3. Into a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar. Add to wet ingredients in stand mixer and beat on medium-low speed, until fully incorporated.
4. Pinch off enough dough to make 1½-inch balls, place onto baking sheet, and press down slightly. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
5. For the frosting, into a medium bowl, beat together shortening, butter, and espresso. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and beat until smooth and fluffy, then add salt and mix to incorporate.
6. For the spice blend, into a small bowl, add all ingredients and mix together. To assemble, spread frosting onto cooled cookies and top with spice blend.

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