Taylor Swift Chai Tea Cookies with Cinnamon Icing - 1989 Launch!

Who's excited for Taylor to release 1989 in less than 24 hours?! Can you tell I am? 
So in honour of her FIFTH album, I wanted to bake her chai cookies that she recently posted on tumblr which she made for the 1989 secret sessions here and looked incredible! 


taylorswift we need a recipe for these please! 🍪🍪🍪

MMMKAY— there are two ways you can go about this. The quick and easy way is to make sugar cookies from a sugar cookie mix and just cut open a packet of chai tea and pour it into the batter as you make it. Cause you’re busy and you want making cookies to be a chill part of your day.Pow. Done.ORIf you want to make the cookies from scratch (that’s what I did for the 1989 Secret Sessions), you can use this recipe I found on a baking blog I like, joythebaker.com and I believe it was originally from a book called The Pastry Queen. If you want another great baking blog, I get a lot of great ideas from smittenkitchen.com too. This is a recipe for basic insanely good sugar cookies. I added the chai element to the recipe because I thought it would infuse cozy holiday vibez into the cookie and it really did. So I’ll star the part that I added in the recipe. http://joythebaker.com/2009/06/giant-vanilla-sugar-cookies/***after you add the egg and vanilla, cut one chai tea packet open and empty the crushed up tea leaves into the batter CAUSE CHAI COOKIES ARE ABOUT TO HAPPEN UP IN HERE*** I made an icing for the cookies, but they’re fine on their own. If you want to make icing for them, just mix 1 cup powdered sugar with 1/4 T-spoon of nutmeg, 1/4 T-spoon of cinnamon and 3 TAYblespoons <—-(I’m so annoying, it astounds me sometimes) of milk or eggnog if you can find it this time of year. The more milk/eggnog you add, the more your icing will become a glaze. But glazes are legit too so basically just LIVE YOUR LIFE. I lightly sprinkled cinnamon over the icing once the cookies were baked and iced, but there are so many icing options you can pair with these cookies—I mean it’s out of control. If you’re really feeling like living on the edge, you can go ahead and add a few drops of food coloring to the icing to make it festive. No one is going to stop you. Why?Cause the bakers gonna bake bake bake bake bake.Bye.

On to the recipe: 
Cookies - 
225g softened butter
200g brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
340g self raising flour
Contents of 2 chai tea bags
2 cups of icing sugar
2 tbsp water
2 tsp cinnamon 

1. Preheat your oven to gas mark 5
2. Whisk the butter and brown sugar together until smooth and creamy 
3. Add the vanilla extract and stir until combined 
4. Whisk in the egg and chai tea contents 
5. Gradually mix the flour until all the ingredients combine and it forms a soft but not sticky dough - with the excess flour, just shake it off
7. Roll out the dough so it is around 1cm thick and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter 
8. Place on a greased tray and in the oven for around 15 minutes - or until golden brown
9. Allow to cool
10. Combine the icing sugar, cinnamon and gradually add the water to form a thick icing. 
11. Decorate as you wish, with plenty of 1989, TS and cat faces


I hope you all love her new album, 1989 which is out tomorrow - October 27th! You can order it here.
And these cookies are the perfect way to celebrate a new Swift era
Enjoy xx

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