Gluten Free Chai Cookies

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Introducing our delectable Gluten-Free Chai Cookies, adorned with a velvety nutmeg frosting! These soft-baked delights are bursting with warm spice and can be whipped up in just one bowl, ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes.

Why You’ll Adore This Recipe:

  • Our Gluten-Free Chai Cookies are packed with aromatic chai spices and finished with a luscious nutmeg frosting, making every bite a flavorful sensation.
  • With a soft, chewy texture and crispy edges, these cookies offer the ultimate taste and texture combo.
  • No need to stock up on a plethora of spices! Simply grab a chai bag for that authentic flavor infusion.
  • The combination of almond flour and gluten-free flour lends these cookies the perfect texture, ensuring a delightful treat every time.
  • Not overly sweet, these cookies strike the perfect balance of sweetness, making them an ideal companion for your favorite cup of coffee.

Here are some handy tips and tricks for baking perfection:

  • Ensure your butter is at room temperature for easy mixing. If you’re short on time, you can speed up the process by placing the butter under a glass or in your pocket to gently warm it.
  • These cookies only spread slightly during baking, so use your fingers to flatten them slightly before popping them in the oven.
  • Opting for heavy cream or plant-based cream in the frosting yields a rich and luxurious texture. However, you can use milk or plant milk as an alternative.

Now, let’s tackle some common queries:

  • Can I use regular flour instead of gluten-free flour? Absolutely! If you’re not following a gluten-free diet, feel free to use all-purpose flour instead.
  • What if I don’t have almond flour? No worries! You can omit it and increase the amount of gluten-free flour. Just keep in mind that the texture may vary slightly.
  • How can I make these cookies vegan? Simply swap the egg for 1/3 cup of almond butter. Keep in mind that this substitution may alter the texture, but the flavor will still be divine.

Gluten Free Chai Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 20 cookies


For the Chai Cookies:

  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter or dairy-free butter
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 1 3/4 cups gluten-free flour such as Bob’s Red Mill or King Arthur
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour or arrowroot powder or cornstarch

For the Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp heavy cream or plant cream
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In an electric mixer, beat together the coconut sugar, melted coconut oil, and butter until creamy.
  • Add the egg, vanilla extract, and contents of the chai tea bag to the mixture, mixing until combined.
  • Gradually add the gluten-free flour, almond flour, baking powder, salt, and tapioca flour, mixing until well incorporated.
  • Use a cookie scoop to place dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet, then flatten them slightly with your fingers.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the edges are lightly golden.
  • Once cooled, mix together the frosting ingredients and spread it over the cookies.
  • Finish with a sprinkle of star anise or cinnamon on top, and indulge in these irresistible treats!


  • Ensure your butter is at room temperature for easy mixing.
  • Flatten the cookies slightly before baking for even cooking.
  • Opt for heavy cream or plant-based cream for a rich frosting texture.
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely before icing for the perfect finish.

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