Recipes and Cooking Chai Spice Girls Move over gingerbread boys--make room for sugar and spice and all things nice. Chai tea, pumpkin pie spice, and molasses flavor this all-time favorite cutout cookie recipe. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on August 5, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 25 mins Chill Time: 3 hrs Bake Time: 12 mins Total Time: 25 mins Yield: 18 to 20 cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 spiced chai-flavored tea bags 3 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 egg yolks 2 tablespoon molasses 1 recipe Powdered Sugar Icing (see recipe below) Powdered Sugar Icing 1 ½ cup powdered sugar ¼ teaspoon vanilla or almond extract 3 teaspoon milk Directions Remove tea bag contents (3 teaspoons); discard bags. In medium bowl combine tea, flour, and pumpkin pie spice; set aside. In large mixing bowl beat butter on medium to high 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and molasses. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can; stir in remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Cover and refrigerate about 3 hours or until easy to handle. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. On lightly floured surface, roll half of the dough at a time until 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough with 4-inch gingerbread girl cutters. Bake 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool completely. Decorate with Powdered Sugar Icing. Makes 18 to 20 cookies. Powdered Sugar Icing In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, vanilla or almond extract, and enough milk (3 to 4 teaspoons) to make icing drizzling consistency. To Store: Layer cookies between waxed paper is covered airtight container. Store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 308 Calories 16g Fat 39g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 308 % Daily Value * Total Fat 16g 21% Saturated Fat 10g 50% Cholesterol 64mg 21% Sodium 112mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 39g 14% Total Sugars 22g Protein 3g Calcium 20.2mg 2% Iron 1.3mg 7% Potassium 72mg 2% Folate, total 40.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.