Tis the reason to get baking. WOOOOOOOO.
We love holiday cookies, and I mean who doesn’t. From gingerbread, to peppermint, to well just about anything covered in sugar, there are tons of options to choose from and occasions to bite into each and every one of these delicious holiday treats.
So we wanted to bake our own holiday cookies this year. If you were thinking of doing the same, you’re in luck. We’ve turned to our all-star baker Taylor Swift for ideas. Inspired by her Christmas in September cookies, we’re taking notes and going to attempt to make the same.
So, straight from her Tumblr, presenting you with…
Chai Sugar Cookies With Cinnamon Eggnog Icing
Step one, before you get started, you’ll need a little background baking music:
Next, you’ll follow these steps from T-Swizz:
MMMKAY– there are two ways you can go about this.
The quick and easy way is to make sugar cookies from a sugar cookie mix and just cut open a packet of chai tea and pour it into the batter as you make it. Cause you’re busy and you want making cookies to be a chill part of your day.
If you want to make the cookies from scratch (that’s what I did for the 1989 Secret Sessions), you can use this recipe I found on a baking blog I like, joythebaker.com and I believe it was originally from a book called The Pastry Queen. If you want another great baking blog, I get a lot of great ideas from smittenkitchen.com too. This is a recipe for basic insanely good sugar cookies. I added the chai element to the recipe because I thought it would infuse cozy holiday vibez into the cookie and it really did. So I’ll star the part that I added in the recipe.
***after you add the egg and vanilla, cut one chai tea packet open and empty the crushed up tea leaves into the batter CAUSE CHAI COOKIES ARE ABOUT TO HAPPEN UP IN HERE***
I made an icing for the cookies, but they’re fine on their own. If you want to make icing for them, just mix 1 cup powdered sugar with ¼ T-spoon of nutmeg, ¼ T-spoon of cinnamon and 3 TAYblespoons <—(I’m so annoying, it astounds me sometimes) of milk or eggnog if you can find it this time of year. The more milk/eggnog you add, the more your icing will become a glaze. But glazes are legit too so basically just LIVE YOUR LIFE.
I lightly sprinkled cinnamon over the icing once the cookies were baked and iced, but there are so many icing options you can pair with these cookies–I mean it’s out of control.
If you’re really feeling like living on the edge, you can go ahead and add a few drops of food coloring to the icing to make it festive. No one is going to stop you.
Cause the bakers gonna bake bake bake bake bake.
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. Can’t wait to try these. Let us know if you do the same and share your favourite cookie recipes with us in the comments below.