Brown Butter Chai Spiced Cookies

When you combine brown butter with chai and spices you get one of the most delicious cookies ever. Soft and chewy in the middle and crispy on the outside-this cookie is the perfect bite of holiday flavors!

Crispy and Chewy Brown Butter Chai Spiced Cookies

I personally love the cookie part of chocolate chip cookies but feel like the chocolate chips can be overwhelmingly sweet. This is basically the cookie but elevated.

It starts the way all great cookies should-with brown butter. Browning butter is an incredible flavor component! Nutty and toasty and absolutely delicious -it’s a great addition to almost everything. It really is as simple as it sounds-simply place a stick of butter in a pan and melt it on medium heat. Then let it simmer gently until the milk solids seafarer from the fat. Then continue to simmer until the milk solids turn golden. Take off heat immediately and pour into a separate bowl to prevent from burning! Let this cool on the counter or in the fridge.

Browned Butter

While that cool, prepare the rest of the ingredients. Start with the dry! Measure out 1 and 1/3 cup of flour and add it to a bowl. Add baking soda and a pinch of salt and and whisk well to prevent lumps.

Whisk Together Dry Ingredients

When the brown butter has cooled to room temperature, add the rest of the ingredients to it. Start with one packet of chai tea, then white sugar, brown sugar, an egg, all spice, cinnamon, ginger powder, and combine well until it reaches a wet sand consistency. It should be very gooey!

Combine All Wet Ingredients

Now pour the well whisked flour mixture into the wet mixture and combine gently. Try not to over mix but ensure there are no fry flour packets left. Use a cookie scoop to measure out equal cookies rolls and place on a tray. You can use an ice cream scoop if you want giant cookies.

Scoop Out Cookie Dough

Place the tray in the fridge for half an hour (or overnight). If you want to freeze your cookie dough to bake later, this would be the time to do it!

After the cookies have cooked and firmed up, place in an oven preheated to 350°. bake regular cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the outsides are slightly firm to the touch. Remove from oven and cool in the tray for a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack.

Bake Cookies

The cookies should be crispy on the outside and wonderfully chewy in the middle with a chai spiced flavor. These are also great to gift during the holidays like I did!

Packaged Cookies Ready to Share


  • 1/2 cup butter, browned
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 chai tea packet
  • 1 and 1/3 cup all purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder


1. Mix browned and cooled butter with white sugar, brown sugar, egg, vanilla , and chai tea packet until it reaches a wet sand like consistency

2. In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients and whisk well

3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and fold in until not dry pockets of flour are left

4. Use a cookie scoop to measure our individual cookies and place on a tray

5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight

6. Preheat oven to 350° and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the outside is slightly firm

7. Cool cookies slightly then transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy cookies once warm

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