Chai Tea Chewies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 9 min
Cooling Time: 2 min
Yields: 12


Chai Tea Chewies are great for a change of pace. Flavored with cardamon, these tea-based cookies make a perfect choice for any occasion.


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup NESTEA Unsweetened Instant 100% Tea
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sugar or 2 teaspoons granulated sugar


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease baking sheets.

COMBINE flour, cardamom, ginger and salt in small bowl. Beat brown sugar, granulated sugar and butter in small mixer bowl until combined. Beat in Nestea, egg and vanilla extract until creamy. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.

BAKE for 9 to 10 minutes or until centers are set and edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


by B. Barbara , Los Angeles, CA on Sep. 2010

These cookies were easy to make and extremely chewy, but did not really taste like chai I was a little disappointed, although they are still tasty!

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by M. MARIA , East Haven, CT on May. 2006

VERY easy to make and so moist and delicious.

Odd but appealing

by M. Ms. , FARMINGDALE, NY on Nov. 2005

I love cardamom, I love Chai Tea. So, I HAD to try these. The texture was somewhat different but the cookies were oddly appealing. The first bite of the first cookie is so-so, but these DEFINITELY grow on you with each subsequent taste. Nit fir everyone, but worth a try!

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by A. Alice , STRONGSVILLE, OH on Nov. 2005

These were easy to make, but they weren't our favorite. I don't think we'll bake them again as there are too many better tasting cookies out there.

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by L. Lisa , GLEN BURNIE, MD on Jan. 2005

These cookies are EXCELLENT. They are easy to make, and the taste is superb. I used instant tea with lemon flavor, and I think the added lemon made the taste even better.


by V. Valerie , Royse City, TX on Jan. 2005

I love chai tea, but was really disappointed in the texture and taste of these cookies. They didn't remind me of chai tea. However, my husband did say the taste grows on you after you eat a couple. They are also easy to make, so they are certainly worth giving a try if you like chai.

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by L. Laura , Towanda, KS on Dec. 2004

I liked the cookies, but I think I will decrease on the other spices, and increase the cardomom, which is a spice I use a lot, so I am always looking for a recipe that has it in the recipe.

Unusual and wonderful!

by s. shannon , FOX LAKE, IL on Dec. 2004

These are a must for any tea or spice lover. Next time I'll add a pinch of clove...or even some fine diced candied fruit.

Chai Tea Chewies

by J. Jane , MAPLE FALLS, WA on Nov. 2004

I am a great fan of Chai Tea so I was very interested in making this recipe. It was excellent! I even made the recipe with my prepared Chai Tea mixture.

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by C. Carine , LAGUNA HILLS, CA on Aug. 2004

These were very different. I liked them for their spiciness, but the men in my house didn't care for them. I think because they prefer when I use coffee as the background flavor, not due to the actual taste of the cookie