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Pumpkin Cookies with Chai Tea Icing

Baby it’s cold outside!  Denver’s forecasted high is 2 degrees today.  I am so thankful to Santa for bringing us a heated blanket.  I know we (and our kitty) appreciate the warmth on these bitter cold nights.

The holidays are typically a time of reflection for me.  I think about what I have accomplished (or didn’t accomplish) during these last 12 months and make new goals for the new year.  I also remember to show my appreciation to my family and make sure they feel the same warmth and love they make me feel, especially during these cold days.  I also love to share in memories with my friends and extended family here in Colorado.  There is nothing like cozying up to loved ones and talking over a mug of something warm.

If you love a cup of spicy chai tea as much as I do, then you will love these cookies.  They have just enough spice to make everything nice and the pumpkin flavor really comes through too.  I hope you enjoy and have a splendid new year!

Recipe originates from Reclaiming Provincial.

Pumpkin Cookies with Chai Tea Icing


  • 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup of butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of pumpkin purée
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Icing
  • 2 cups of confectionery sugar
  • 4 tbsp milk, plus additional milk if necessary
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 chai tea bags


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in pumpkin, egg, and vanilla until creamy, then mix in dry ingredients until just combined.
  3. Drop tablespoons of batter onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake cookies for 15–16 minutes, or until they begin to have just a hint of golden brown around the edges. Remove from oven and cool complete before frosting.
  4. For the icing: Melt butter in a saucepan and add milk. Steep chai tea bags in the liquid for 5 minutes, then discard. Combine together with sugar, vanilla, and milk, and mix until a smooth icing forms. If the icing is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until you have a smooth, velvety glaze.
  5. Dip the cookies and place in the fridge to cool.

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