Iced Chai-Spiced Amish Sugar Cookies

Soft, puffy, melt-in-your-mouth Amish Sugar Cookies, with a chai-themed makeover! These Iced Chai-Spiced Amish Sugar Cookies are full of warm, cozy spices in both the cookie and the frosting. These Iced Chai-Spiced Amish Sugar Cookies could not be easier, are made with common pantry ingredients, and produce a large batch of cookies.

Course Cookies
Keyword amish sugar cookies, chai amish sugar cookies, chai cookies, chai spiced cookies, chai spiced sugar cookies, chai sugar cookies, iced chai spiced amish sugar cookies
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 48
Author Sarah


For cookies:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. clove

For icing:

  • 4 tbsp. butter melted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup + 1-2 tbsp. milk or cream
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp. ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. clove
  • 4 - 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar


For cookies:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, oil, and sugars until combined.

  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and spices.

  4. Gradually add flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating until just combined after each addition. Do not overmix.

  5. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  6. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets.

  7. Bake at 375 for 8-11 minutes, or until edges and bottoms are lightly browned.
  8. Remove to wire racks to cool.

For icing:

  1. Whisk together butter, vanilla, 1/4 cup milk, and spices, until smooth. 

  2. Stir in 4 cups powdered sugar, mixing until smooth.

  3. Add additional milk or powdered sugar, as needed, to achieve a thick, but spreadable consistency. It should be thicker than a glaze, and it shouldn't run off the cookie, but should be easily spreadable. 

  4. Frost cookies, decorate as desired, and allow icing to set.

Recipe Notes

These are good for at least a week, but best within the first 3 days. After 3 days, they get crumbly and a bit on the drier side - still a delicious cookie though. 

These freeze really well! Iced or plain, they freeze beautifully.

I've made these Amish Sugar Cookies into Pumpkin Spice Latte Amish Sugar CookiesIced Almond Cookies, Iced Lemon Amish Sugar Cookies, Iced Orange Amish Sugar Cookies, Toasted Coconut Amish Sugar Cookies, Coconut Oil Amish Sugar Cookies, and Thin Crispy Amish Sugar Cookies!