Last year, I made sugar cookies and attempted to decorate them myself (attempted being the key word). I may be getting better at cooking, but my decorating skills are still really sub par. I didn’t want to give away funny looking cookies again this year but wanted to still make sugar cookies. Cooking Light’s Chai Eggnog Sugar Cookies were the perfect choice. Plus, these cookies are really quick to whip up because you can absolutely use sugar cookie mix!
- 1 chai tea bag
- 1 (17.5-oz.) package sugar cookie mix
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1 large egg
- 4 tablespoons eggnog, divided
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Note: These cookies are non-alcoholic so they are fine for all ages of cookie lovers.
Preheat your oven to 350°. Remove tea leaves from tea bag; discard bag. Add the tea leaves, cookie mix, butter, egg, and 2 Tbsp. eggnog in a large bowl.
Stir until well blended.
Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned (I went with 10 minutes). Remove from baking sheet to a wire rack, and cool completely (about 10 minutes).
While waiting for the cookies to cool, whisk together powdered sugar, nutmeg, and remaining 2 Tbsp. eggnog until smooth.
Add the cookies to another piece of parchment paper. Drizzle the icing over the cooled cookies. Allow to dry before removing from the parchment paper.
The original recipe made twice as much icing and had the cookie completely covered in the icing. I decided to go with more of a drizzle but feel free to make more and add it like the original recipe!
These are so good! The taste of eggnog and chai come through but aren’t overwhelming at all.
I personally like the cookies with just the drizzle, I think they’d be too sugary with a complete glaze, but there’s no harm in trying both ways and having a taste test!