Of all my holiday baking recipes that I make annually, this recipe is my favourite. The citrus notes pair amazing with Arvinda’s Chai Masala–which is the perfect holiday spice blend!
Hope you will try it! I love biting into one of these cookies crackling the citrus chai icing which makes these cookies softer. You can choose any cookie cutter for these, but I always make them as stars and finish them with silver candies, making them a pretty addition to any cookie plate.
Arvinda’s Citrus Chai Spice Sugar Cookies:
1 cup butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 large egg
1 tbsp. Arvinda’s Chai Masala
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking powder
zest of a lemon
zest of an orange
3 cups flour
Citrus Chai Icing:
1 cup icing sugar
1 tbsp. orange juice
1 tsp. orange zest
1/4 tsp. Arvinda’s Chai Masala
Method: Line two or three baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375F
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and mix. Stir in Arvinda’s Chai Masala, vanilla, baking powder, orange zest and lemon zest. Stir in flour. Chill dough for 15-20 minutes in refrigerator.
Roll out dough 1/8’’ thick. Using assorted cookie cutters, cut out dough into cookies. Bake for 6-9 minutes or until slightly golden brown on edges. Cool on wire rack.
Icing: In a small bowl, sift icing sugar and stir in orange juice. Mix in orange zest and Arvinda’s Chai Masala. Glaze cooled cookies with icing. Decorate with sprinkles or festive candies.
A teaspoon of: Florence K. Listening to: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. I like the Latin beats/salsa version of this song!