Alright, now we can get started: let’s get your ingredients out for Taylor Swift’s famous chai sugar cookies. Trust me, you need to try her recipe right now!
First things first, gather the following ingredients for the cookies:
– 2 sticks of butter, at room temperature. The original recipe suggests splitting 1 stick of butter with 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, but I didn’t do that, and the cookies turned out just fine.
– 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
– 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
– 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground ginger (If you don’t have this, you can grate a little fresh ginger instead)
– 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
– 1/2 teaspoon of ground allspice
– 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
– 1/4 teaspoon of ground cardamom
– 1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves
– A pinch of black pepper
– 1 egg
– 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
– 2 cups of flour
– 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
– 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
Now that we have all our ingredients ready, it’s time to bake these mouthwatering cookies!
Start by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Next, in a large bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. You can use an electric mixer or do it by hand if you prefer.
Add in the ground ginger (or grated fresh ginger), ground cinnamon, ground allspice, ground nutmeg, ground cardamom, ground cloves, and a pinch of black pepper. Mix well to ensure all the spices are evenly incorporated into the dough.
Now, beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and kosher salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in tough cookies.
Once the dough is formed, roll it into small balls and place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten each ball slightly with the palm of your hand.
Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Keep an eye on them as baking times may vary depending on your oven.
Once they are done, remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on a wire rack. Resist the temptation to eat them right away, as they will be soft and delicate. Let them cool completely for the perfect texture.
And there you have it – Taylor Swift’s famous chai sugar cookies are ready to be devoured! These cookies are a delightful blend of warm spices, perfect for enjoying with a cup of tea or coffee.
The combination of ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, and black pepper creates a flavorful harmony that will tantalize your taste buds. The cookies have a soft and chewy texture, making them truly irresistible.
Whether you are a fan of Taylor Swift or simply looking for a new cookie recipe to try, these chai sugar cookies are a must-make. Trust me, you won’t regret it!
So go ahead and gather the ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to enjoy the amazing aroma of these cookies filling your kitchen. Make sure to share them with your friends and family, because once they taste these cookies, they’ll be begging for the recipe too!