Delicious chai cookie bars

Delicious chai cookie bars

Chai cookies are like these scrumptious chai bars, baked in an 8×8″ brownie pan, making them a gooey, spiced delight reminiscent of a chai blondie. Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 1 cup of melted butter
  • 2 cups of dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons of chai spice (I used @chamberlaincoffee, but any kind will do!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Now, here’s how to make these chai delights:

  1. Get things rolling by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and greasing your pan with cooking spray or a nice coat of butter.
  2. In a big, inviting bowl, mix together your melted butter and the packed dark brown sugar.
  3. Throw in those eggs and the vanilla, and stir with all your might until the mixture is perfectly smooth.
  4. Time for the dry team – add the all-purpose flour, chai spice, baking powder, and salt, and stir it all in until it’s like one big happy family.
  5. Pour this incredible batter into your prepped pan and smooth it out, getting it all cozy in there.
  6. Let it bake in the oven for about 20-30 minutes, until the edges take on a lovely golden hue, and a toothpick comes out mostly clean when you do the toothpick test.
  7. After the baking adventure, let your creation cool completely. It’s almost time for the frosting!

For the Frosting, you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 ounces of cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chai spice

Here’s the frosting adventure:

  1. Whip the butter and cream cheese together until they’re combined and beautifully smooth. It’s like a creamy, dreamy duo.
  2. Start adding in the powdered sugar – begin with 1/4 cup, beat it until things start to mingle, and then repeat. It’s all about building that perfect frosting.
  3. Time for a flavor boost – add the vanilla and chai spice when you’re adding the last portion of powdered sugar. Give it a good mix until it’s all blended in.
  4. If your frosting seems too thick, you can fix it up by adding a half tablespoon of milk at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

Once the frosting is ready, slather it onto your completely cooled chai cookie creation. Now you’re all set to savor the delightful chai-spiced goodness! Enjoy!

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