Chai Spiced Spiral Cookies

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This recipe is modified slightly from the “Chai Spiral Cookies” recipe from the Pampered Chef “Simply Sweet” cookbook. I just wanted my cookies to be a little spicier. If you want the original recipe, find your nearest Pampered Chef rep and buy this great cookbook right away. Making this recipe is reminds me very much of how I made my recipe for pumpkin cream cheese rolls. This recipe yields about 30 cookies depending on how thick you slice yours.

Chai Spiced Spiral Cookie Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 3 additional tablespoons of flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
  • Coarse white decorating sugar

Chai Spiced Spiral Cookie Recipe Directions

In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, spices and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the softened butter and sugar together until they are creamy. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until the the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients mixture in parts, mixing on a lighter speed just until blended. Split the cookie batter in half. Leave one half untouched. To the other half, add the molasses and additional few tablespoons of flour. Cover and refrigerate both sets of dough for about a half hour.  Roll out both doughs using a floured rolling pin. Put the un-molassesed layer on top of the darker layer of dough. Roll it up from the long end into a long, tight roll. Roll the log in the coarse decorating sugar, wrap it up in parchment paper and toss it in the fridge for a couple hours. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, line your baking sheet with parchment paper, cut into cookie slices of roughly even width and bake each batch about 7 to 9 minutes. Don’t overcook or you’ll end up with too-crunchy cookies! Cool completely on wire cooling racks.

Feedback About the Chai Spiced Spiral Cookies

The chai spiced cookies was one of the seven dessert items tasted at the first Fifty-Two Cakes dessert tastings in St. Louis. Here is some of the feedback about the recipe!

  • “Would love to have with tea or coffee. Flavor was just right – like spice cake in cookie form. I like the texture, too, not too crunchy!”
  • “Reminded me of a ginger snap but liked that it wasn’t dry. I was more chewy. Very delicious!”
  • “Nice spice blend. Beautiful spiral. Nice texture. Not too soft or hard. It would be great to dip in coffee or black tea.”
  • “Great bold flavor!”
  • “Flavor, texture, all of it is perfection!”
  • “I would love this with coffee. Wonderful spiced flavor.”
  • “Very good! I love the soft middle.”
  • “The spiral is awesome. The coarse sugar is a nice touch.”
  • “Way better than the tea, and I love the tea. This blows the tea away.”
  • “The crunchy sugar on the outside of the chewy cookie was good.”
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Heather is an advertising professional in Kansas City. She is a vegetarian food-lover who finds joy in cooking, baking and finding new restaurants in new cities. She leads a pack of animals, including her beagle Ford, her shepherd-collie-retriever mix, Otto, and cat, Ahab.


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3 Replies to “Chai Spiced Spiral Cookies”

  1. Heather-
    The Spiral Whatever cookies are DELICIOUS!!! Just what I need, another irresistible cookie. The one’s Grandma made are very colorful. I’ll send you a picture.
    Love-
    Grand Dad C.

  2. I just try your recipe yesterday and my grandparents really love these full spice cookies of yours. It is perfect with their cup of tea. Thanks for the yummy recipe.

  3. I love how the texture of your cookie looks. I think my kids will enjoy making this recipe of yours. Actually they already suggest adding some chocolate syrup on top of these cookies. LOL.

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