This was another recipe I had saved from Southern Living because it looked like a winner for holiday cookies – and it was! This got a lot of thumbs up. I made some without icing as well, and I think people with a bit less of a sweet tooth preferred that version.
- 1 chai tea bag
- 1 (17.5-oz.) package sugar cookie mix
- ½ cup melted butter
- 1 large egg
- 4 tablespoons eggnog, divided
- Parchment paper
- Cinnamon sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350°. Remove tea leaves from tea bag; discard bag.
Stir together tea leaves, cookie mix, butter, egg, and 2 Tbsp. eggnog until well blended.
Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Flatten dough slightly with bottom of a glass dipped in cinnamon sugar.
Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheet to a wire rack, and cool completely (about 10 minutes).
Whisk together powdered sugar, nutmeg, and remaining 2 Tbsp. eggnog until smooth. Spoon over cooled cookies.