Chai Tea Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Buttercream Frosting

Chai Tea Eggnog Cookies with a thick and creamy eggnog frosting. If holiday’s were a cookie, it would taste like these! Made with simple ingredients, homemade eggnog, a splash of bourbon, and chai tea, these cookies are soft, perfectly spiced, and sweet. After baking, they’re generously frosted with a sweet, thick and creamy, eggnog buttercream frosting that truly makes these cookies absolutely delicious! Sprinkle each cookie with a dusting of nutmeg for a cookie that’s not only gorgeous, but just melts in your mouth. There’s really nothing not to love about these chai tea eggnog cookies! Even if you aren’t an eggnog fan, you will love these cookies! The secret is grinding your tea into a powder, which makes these cookies incredibly flavorful! The chai perfectly compliments the eggnog! The perfect use for leftover eggnog after the holidays or just whenever you need a deliciously sweet and festive cookie.

overhead shot of nine eggnog cookies on white plate with greenery, flowers, and whole spices

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About The Recipe

Happy day after Thanksgiving and happy Friday! I hope you all had a great holiday and delicious dinner.

Now, if you’re like us, you might have some leftover eggnog hanging out in the back of your fridge. No worries! We have the perfect use for them. Say, “hello!” to these delicious Chai Tea Eggnog Cookies. Oh, yes. A delicious blend of everyone’s favorite tea and the most festive drink ever…all baked into a delicious, soft, buttery cookie!

My mom and I were watching the Chef Show on Netflix when we got the inspiration for these cookies. It was the season finale all about MilkBar’s cookies! So, my mom and I started kicking around cookie ideas and realized we had some eggnog in the fridge…and the other day, we had just purchased some chai tea! It seemed like the perfect combination. The next morning, we got to testing!

The first test, we tried a new mixing method and, while it worked great, it wasn’t the consistency of cookie we were looking for. It would be great for big batch cookies that you don’t want to spread, but these cookies, we wanted a little fluffier and softer. So, we adjusted a few things, and remade them.

The difference between the two was so different! The newest batch not only had a better texture, but they browned so much better!

six eggnog on white plate with whole spices, mug of chai, other cookies around, greenery, and white napkin

In all honesty, these cookies are the perfect celebration of the holiday’s. Whether you need to use up leftover eggnog or just need a delicious cookie for Christmas, these cookies will be absolutely perfect!

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

For The Cookies:

  • Chai Teabag
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salted Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Egg
  • Eggnog
  • Bourbon
bourbon, egg, flour, chai tea bag, butter, eggnog, and sugar on marble counter

For The Frosting:

  • Salted Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Eggnog
butter, eggnog, and powdered sugar on marble counter

Instructions

Cut open the tea bag. If there is a whole cardamom pod, break it open and discard the shell. Grind the spices into a fine powder.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and ground chai. Set aside.

With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy.

Beat in egg, eggnog, and bourbon. Scrape down sides as needed.

Beat in egg, eggnog, and bourbon. Mix until just combined.

Use a cookie scoop or spoon to drop cookie dough onto prepared pans. Flatten slightly and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.

While the cookies cool, beat butter with an electric hand mixer in a large glass bowl.

Add the powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggnog.

Spread frosting on cooled cookies and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Homemade or Store-Bought Eggnog?

The great thing about this recipe is you can use either! We prefer our homemade eggnog, but if you don’t want to make your own, just use your favorite store-bought brand!

How To Store

These cookies are better fresh, but they can be stored. If the cookies are frosting, place in a zip top bag and freeze for about a month. If the cookies are unfrosted, store in an airtight container or zip top bag on the counter for 3-5 days. You can also freeze the unfrosted cookies for 1-2 months!

overhead of cookies on white plate with flowers, star anise pods, and cinnamon sticks

Expert Tips

  • If your tea bag has a whole cardamom pod, crack open the pod and discard the shell.
  • Do not leave chunks of spice! This needs to be a fine powder.
  • The butter and egg need to be room temperature.
  • Do not beat the butter and sugar for the cookies. Just until creamed.
  • 1 tea bag = 1 1/2 teaspoons ground chai.
  • If you don’t want to use bourbon in the cookies, you can use vanilla extract.

When you make these Chai Tea Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Buttercream Frosting, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

overhead shot of nine eggnog cookies on white plate with greenery, flowers, and whole spices

Chai Tea Eggnog Cookies with Eggnog Buttercream Frosting

Traci
The ultimate Christmas cookie! Everyone's favorite tea, mixed with the holiday classic…baked into a delicious cookie. Every bite of these Chai Tea Eggnog Cookies is sweet, buttery, perfectly spiced, and loaded with eggnog flavor. They are SO good!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 38 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 22
Calories 209 kcal

Ingredients
 

Cookies

  • 1 teabag chai tea
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 10 Tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon

Frosting

  • ¾ cup salted butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 3 Tablespoons eggnog

Instructions

Cookies

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Grind chai.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and ground chai. Set aside.
  • With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy.
  • Beat in egg, eggnog, and bourbon.
  • Add flour mixture.
  • Mix only to combine.
  • Use a cookie scoop or spoon to drop cookie dough onto prepared pans.
  • Flatten slightly.
  • Bake for 8 minutes, until just starting to brown around edges.

Frosting

  • Beat butter.
  • Add powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggnog.
  • Spread frosting on cooled cookies.

Notes

  • If your tea bag has a whole cardamom pod, crack open the pod and discard the shell.
  • Do not leave chunks of spice! This needs to be a fine powder.
  • Do not beat the butter and sugar for the cookies. Just until creamed.
  • 1 tea bag = 1 1/2 teaspoons ground chai.
  • If you don’t want to use bourbon in the cookies, you can use vanilla extract.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 209kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 144mgPotassium: 25mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 372IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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