Monday, September 25, 2023

Chai Spiced Snickerdoodles

Our temperatures have spiked back into the 100's!  Sadly, I have to pretend that it's Fall.  I used up my DIY Chai Spice mixture and made some snickerdoodles using the mix. 

I'm using my pretty Royal Albert Flower of the Month Michaelmas Daisy teacup.

My friend Margie, at Tea in the Valley sent me three samples of pumpkin teas to try; two are pumpkin chai and one is a pumpkin cream.  Margie is a tea connoisseur!   Thank you, Margie!  I am enjoying sampling them and writing down my thoughts.

These cookies are perfect with a cup of chai tea!

Yield: 4-6 dozen depending on size made
Author: Kitty, but adapted from Betty Crocker
Chai Spiced Snickerdoodles

Chai Spiced Snickerdoodles

I have always used the recipe from Betty Crocker for snickerdoodles, but this time I adapted it using some of my chai spice mix.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 and 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chai spice mix (See NOTE)
  • Topping:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chai spice mix


  1. Instructions
  2. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Thoroughly mix butter, shortening, sugar, and the eggs.
  4. In a separate bowl, thoroughly mix together the flour, cream of tartar, soda, salt, and chai spice mix. Add this to the creamed mixture and blend.
  5. Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls, if you want small cookies, or walnut size balls for larger cookies.
  6. Mix the topping ingredients together and roll the balls into the mixture. Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets. At this point I refrigerated the balls because they seemed a little soft. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. I prefer the 8 minutes. Cook a little longer for the larger size balls.
  7. Remove from baking sheets and cool.


DIY Chai Spice MIx:

4 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons cardamom

2 teaspoons nutmeg

2 teaspoons allspice

2 teaspoons ground cloves

1 teaspoon ginger

Top left to right:  Cissy for homecoming, Avery at volleyball, Cissy at cheerleading

Bottom left to right:  Ella at volleyball, Avery for homecoming, and Caiden came home from college to take his girlfriend to homecoming.

This swallowtail butterfly showed up in my backyard one evening.


Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Those cookies look delicious! I love seeing all the grandkids all dressed up for homecoming.

  2. Your cookies look great Kitty, and I bet they are perfect with the tea-enjoy:@)

  3. Your chai tea and cookies sound so good. Love your collage of all the fun festivities. Beautiful grandchildren.
    Kitty, I am so sorry the temperatures have spiked upwards again!

  4. Margie is just the sweetest! She is one of the most generous and sweetest blogger friends. I bet those teas are great!!

    You poor Texans! It seems when your temps are spiking up again ours here tend to be perfect. We have had 10 days of perfect low humidity 70s weather. It rained this morning and now it is cloudy - but still a very comfy temp. I don't even know how you can stand to back in such heat. Granted your a/c is working non-stop, but whew. Hope it passes soon.

    I love your collage with the grands. They sure are cuties. ♥

  5. Mr. P would be all over those cookies! The kids look so good. Those girls are hard to tell apart! And I've never seen a swallowtail with markings like those! I guess Texas didn't get the fall memo from Mother Nature.....maybe later this week.

  6. Thanks for the shoutout, Kitty! Glad you're enjoying the pumpkin teas.

    The chai spiced snickerdoodles look great! Next time I'll send you a sample of Dessert by Deb's Sweet Snickerdoodles black tea.

  7. Oh I would FALL ๐Ÿ˜‰ in love with these cookies. Chai tea is one of my favorites. What an awesome idea to use that flavor in cookies!! Love all the great pics of your lovely growing grands. Do hope your temps drop soon. I know FL is very hot now too. Hugs to you Friend. XO

  8. Good morning Kitty, I’d love to have a chai-spiced snickerdoodle with my morning coffee. Your Royal Albert September teacup is so pretty! I’m so sorry your temperatures have spiked again. I’m a heat wimp and struggle with temps in the 90s so triple digits are unbearable for me. Your friend Margie’s pumpkin spice tea blends sound delicious. Love seeing your grands in your collage, so pretty and handsome :) Happy Fall. ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿ ☕ ๐Ÿงก

  9. Oh Kitty, not back to 100, so sorry! We’ve had some much cooler mornings so I promise Fall is on the way~ Your September tea cup is so pretty, and the pumpkin teas sound wonderful~ especially with one of your Chai Tea Snickerdoodles, how yummy! Wonderful photos of your grands during special moments. Have a lovely week ahead and hopefully cooler temps are on the way~

  10. Kitty, I do hope that it cools down for your soon. Those cookies look so good and thanks for the recipe to make them. The grandkids are getting so big. Have a nice week Kitty.

  11. The chai-spiced snickerdoodle cookies look yummy. I am all about anything fall. The kids are so grown up. The girls look beautiful. how special Caiden came home for homecoming.Cheesy Potato Broccoli soup

  12. Aww! Such a beautiful family! And I'm loving the teacup!!

  13. Your temperatures are HOT!
    Lovely family photographs.
    The cookies sound very tasty.
    How nice to see the swallowtail butterfly.

    Enjoy these last few days of September.

    All the best Jan

  14. Homecoming is the best! They all look like they're really enjoying it!!

  15. Kitty, I am so sorry about those horribly hot temperatures. I would love a cup of chai tea and two, three, or perhaps more Chai Tea Snickerdoodle cookies. They look delicious. The September teacup is beautiful. Your grands are beautiful and handsome, love those photos. Wishing you a beautiful weekend and cooler temps!

  16. Hi Kitty, your cookies look delicious and I just bought some chai tea, so these will be perfect. I hope you get some relief from the heat soon. It's going to seem cold when the temps go back to normal! Love all the photos of your beautiful grands. They look like they are having lots of fun this year! I love your pretty tea-table. Sending hugs xo K

  17. Hi Kitty! Love that gorgeous september R.A. teacup! Your Mother Mary is beautiful. Best wishes for you.

  18. Oh, I imagine the pumpkin-flavored teas are so delicious! I didn't even know they made tea in that flavor. I love anything pumpkin! God bless you, sweet friend.


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