Citrus Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies

Of all my holiday baking recipes I make annually, this recipe is my favourite. The citrus notes pair amazing with Arvinda’s Chai Masala–which is a warming holiday spice blend.

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. Enjoy, I hope you will try them!

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CITRUS CHAI SPICED SUGAR COOKIES

Method of Preparation: 

1) Line two or three baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375F

2) 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.

3) 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.

4) 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.

Ingredients:
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