These latte cookies are so warm and cozy! They have the look and feel of a thick sugar cookie but the flavor of a chai latte. These cookies take only 20 minutes total. They are made in one mixing bowl and require no dough chilling.

Latte cookies.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These chai latte cookies are quick and easy.
  • They are warmly spiced.
  • Only one mixing bowl.
  • No dough chilling required.
  • They are great all year long.
  • They are thick and soft baked.
  • These cookies can be made gluten free using gluten free flour.
  • In addition, they are nut free.
  • They are thick and soft.
  • This recipe is based off these Gluten Free Sugar Cookies!

Ingredients & Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for latte cookies. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.

Cold butter provides the tasty buttery flavor. Use cold butter. Do not use melted or softened butter.

Granulated sugar adds sweetness. I do not recommend a sugar alternative.

Both one egg and one egg yolk help hold these cookies together. The extra egg yolk makes them more dense. For an egg free recipe, try these Pumpkin Sugar Cookies.

Vanilla extract adds a yummy homemade taste.

Both regular all purpose and gluten free flour work well. Alternative flours will alter the cookies.

Baking powder helps leaven them.

Add in a pinch of sea salt if using unsalted butter. Salt can be omitted, but adds a nice subtle flavor.

The spices add a warm flavor. Feel free to adjust amounts to suit your preference. For a stronger flavor, consider adding a pinch of espresso powder.

Chai spices and other ingredients.

Taste & Texture

These latte cookies taste like a mix between sugar cookies and chai lattes. They are bursting with warm flavor. Additionally, these cookies are buttery and sweet.

They are thick and soft baked. These cookies are not chewy or crispy.

How to Make

Step 1

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

Make the sugar coating. Mix sugar coating ingredients together in a shallow bowl. Then, set aside.

Sugar and spices in bowl.

Step 3

In the bowl of a stand mixer, add cold butter and sugar. Mix on high for 2 to 3 minutes, until no clumps of butter remain.

Creamed butter and sugars.

Step 4

Then, add in egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Stir to combine.

Gooey butter in bowl.

Step 5

Add all remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.

Thick sugar cookie dough.

Step 6

Use a cookie scoop to scoop balls of dough. Place each ball of dough in sugar coating mixture. Roll around until completely covered.

Ball of dough in bowl.

Step 7

Then place on baking sheet. Press down slightly on each ball of dough to create a cookie shape. Repeat for remaining dough.

Pressed chai cookies.

Step 8

Bake cookies for 10 to 11 minutes or until just barely set in the middle.

Baked latte cookies.

Step 9

Finally, remove from oven. Allow latte cookies to cool for 5 minutes on pan before removing.

Expert Tips & Tricks

Carefully measure all ingredients.

Use cold butter right from the fridge. Do not use softened or melted butter.

Mix butter and sugar until completely combined. It takes a stand mixer 2 to 3 minutes to cream cold butter. Be patient.

The cookie dough is thick.

Roll around dough balls until completely covered in sugar coating.

Press down on dough balls before baking. These cookies do not spread much.

Do not over bake. They are meant to be soft.

Stack of spiced cookies.

How to Serve & Store

Serve latte cookies with coffee, tea, hot chocolate or by themselves.

They are delicious served warm with vanilla ice cream.

Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Cookies freeze well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are latte cookies good?

Yes, these cookies are delicious!

What do they taste like?

They taste like sugar cookies with a chai latte seasoning mixed in.

Are they gluten free?

Use gluten free flour to make them gluten free.

Can I add espresso powder?

Sure! Just add a touch. A little goes a long way!

Chai latte cookies.

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Latte cookies.

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These latte cookies are warmly spiced, perfectly sweet and buttery. They have the look and feel of a thick sugar cookie. The blend of chai latte spices is so warm and cozy!
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

Sugar Coating

Instructions 

  • First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Make sugar coating. Mix sugar coating ingredients together in a shallow bowl. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add cold butter and sugar. Mix on high for 2 to 3 minutes, until no clumps of butter remain.
  • Then, add in egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Stir to combine.
  • Add all remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop balls of dough. Place each ball of dough in sugar coating mixture. Roll around until completely covered.
  • Then place on baking sheet. Press down slightly on each ball of dough to create a cookie shape. Repeat for remaining dough.
  • Bake cookies for 10 to 11 minutes or until just barely set in the middle.
  • Finally, remove from oven. Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes on pan before removing.

Notes

  • Use cold butter straight from the fridge.  This prevents the cookies from spreading too much.
  • Beat the butter and sugar until completely combined.  There should be no clumps of butter remaining in the batter.
  • The cookie dough will be relatively thick.
  • Feel free to adjust amounts of spices.
  • Flatten each ball of dough.  These cookies do not spread much while baking.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature.
  • They freeze well.
Calories: 249kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 51mg, Sodium: 129mg, Potassium: 33mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 404IU, Vitamin C: 0.01mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 1mg

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