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4 chai cookies in plate with cup of tea to side

Chai Spice Cookies

These Chai Spice Cookies are gorgeously chewy and are full of all the warm flavours of Autumn - think Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamom, Cloves, Black Pepper.. and of course I had to add chocolate for a silky creamy mouth feel too.

Course Baking/Dessert
Cuisine british, Indian
Keyword Afternoon Tea, Chai Chooclate Cookies, Chai Cookies, Chewy Chai Cookies
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Overnight Fridge Resting 12 hours
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 15 Cookies
Calories 241 kcal
Author Safira


  • 125 g Butter
  • 180 g Dark Muscovado Sugar
  • 50 g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 ½ tbsp Fresh Ginger Grated
  • 200 g Plain Flour
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 ½ tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp Ground Cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 200 g Chocolate Any you like, Chopped


  1. Melt and cool the butter for 10 - 15 minutes.

  2. Beat melted butter, muscovado sugar and caster sugar for 3 - 4 minutes in the bowl of a stand mixer.

  3. Add the egg and Fresh Ginger and beat for 2 - 3 more minutes.

  4. Fold in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, chai spices and chopped chocolate. 

  5. Mix just enough to form a dough then place in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight. 

  6. Preheat oven to 180 C/Gas Mark 4.

  7. Shape into cookies (makes around 15) and place on 3 - 4 lined trays.

  8. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes.

Recipe Notes


Adjust the spices according to your taste. 

You can skip the Fresh Ginger.

Sub half the chocolate for chopped Crystallised Ginger/Stem Ginger.

Nutrition Facts
Chai Spice Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 154mg7%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 224IU4%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.