These chai snickerdoodles pair the thick, chewy texture of perfect snickerdoodle cookies with a delicious blend of spices for the best-tasting snickerdoodles you will ever bake! Plus there's no need to chill the dough before baking, making it quick and easy to whip up a batch of this chai snickerdoodle recipe!
There are certain must-haves when baking a batch of snickerdoodles, and perfect texture is at the top of that list! Snickerdoodles should be soft, chewy, and thick. It takes the perfect ratio of flour to baking soda to sugar (both white and brown) to butter to get that incredible texture, and this recipe gets it right.
Why Do Snickerdoodles Need Cream of Tartar?
Another must have is cream of tartar. It may seem strange to add cream of tartar to cookie dough, but this essential ingredient acts as a stabilizer and gives snickerdoodles their signature tang. (I use cream of tartar in my favorite sugar cookie recipe, too!)
What Can I Use Instead of Cream of Tartar?
Craving snickerdoodles but don't have any cream of tartar on hand? Here's a hack for you! Instead of using cream of tartar, you can skip both the cream of tartar and the baking soda and replace with 2 tsp. baking powder. This will result in slightly softer cookies with less crinkled tops, but they will still be delicious!
Chai Spice Snickerdoodle Cookies
The final must have: that cinnamon-sugar topping! Here we'll spice it up (see what I did there?) by adding ginger, cardamom, cloves, allspice, and black pepper to the mix. While chai spices are not a must for snickerdoodles, trust me when I tell you that these chai snickerdoodles, baked with a delicate blend of chai spices for a balanced (not overpowering) chai flavor, are 10x tastier than the classic cinnamon sugar snickerdoodles!
No-Chill Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe
Plus, these are no-chill cookies, so there's no need to chill the cookie dough before baking the cookies. In fact, this recipe is really quick and easy, which means you can get these cookies into your oven (and your mouth!) quickly.
If you bake just one batch of cookies this fall, let it be these chai snickerdoodles!
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