Corgi Chai Cookies

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Corgi Chai Cookies

I made Amelia into a cookie! And then ate her. Sounds a little dark, doesn’t it?! It’s not I promise. She’s alive and thriving.

These corgi cookies are inspired by Stephanie’s cookies that she made last year. When I first saw them my eyes popped out of my head and immediately turned into heart shapes.

I figured it’d be a good time to share one of my favorite recipes from A Cozy Coloring Cookbook, which are chai sugar cookies. They are so spicy and flavorful and taste like, well, chai-like. In the book they’re in the shape of snowmen and Christmas trees and chai gingerbread men. You obviously don’t need a corgi cookie cutter to make these but if you do want to buy one, here’s where you can do that.

Corgi Chai Cookies

Corgi Chai Cookies

Unlike gingerbread cookies, there’s no molasses and instead a bit of cardamom, black pepper and ground ginger and cinnamon and honey. All the good spices!

I don’t make sugar cookies a lot but this is the very first time I’ve ever used meringue powder and can I tell you, I am never going back to using regular egg whites. IT IS SO MUCH EASIER.

There is no separating eggs and trying to find a home for egg yolks. There is no waiting for them to go from frothy to sort of stiff to very stiff. With meringue powder it seriously takes like no time at all for it to come together.

Corgi Chai Cookies

Corgi Chai Cookies

Corgi Chai Cookies

Corgi Chai Cookies

Corgi Chai Cookies

Since Amelia is a tri-colored corgi, I figured I’d add a few of those to the bunch but man is it hard to take frosting from white to black. I definitely recommend getting black gel for that.

I recently went to that? people be wildin’!) and found this Wilton set where you can make all the custom colors. It’s pretty cool and it’s my new favorite thing.

’Tis the season for cookie-making!

*Also fun tip since I love Michael’s, when you go be sure to download their app because it’s always filled with coupons. My favorite is the 40% any full-price item. HASHTAG UNSPONSORED. HASHTAG SHOUT OUT MICHAELS.

Corgi Chai Cookies

Corgi Chai Cookies

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Serving Size: 8 to 10 corgi cookies (these cookie cutters are big though so you should get 16 to 18 with smaller cutters)


Chai Cookies:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Royal Icing:

  • 1 pound about 1/2 bag powdered sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons to 4 tablespoons warm water
  • Brown food dye
  • Yellow food dye
  • Black food dye


  • To make the cookies: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the butter and brown sugar. With an electric mixer on high speed, beat the mixture until creamy. Add the egg yolk, honey, and vanilla and mix until combined. Add the flour mixture. Mix on low speed until combined. Knead the dough until it comes together in one large mass. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and press it down so it’s a flat disk; refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or ideally overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough until it’s 1/2” thick. Stamp out cookies using any cookie cutter you like. Recombine the scraps and repeat the process with the remaining dough. Transfer to the baking sheet and bake for 7 minutes, or until the edges are light golden brown. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining cookies.
  • To make the royal icing: In a large bowl, combine the powdered sugar, salt, meringue powder, vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons warm water. With the whisk attachment of the electric mixer, beat on high for 5 minutes or until thickened and glossy. If it needs to be thinned out, feel free to add an additional tablespoon of water. Add about 1/2 cup of icing to two bowls (you can eyeball this). To make the “corgi brown color,” add 2 drops of brown food coloring and 1 of yellow (adjust as needed). To make the “tricolor black,” add black food coloring or black food gel until the icing turns black. Transfer all three colors to three different piping bags.
  • To decorate cookies: line out the tricolor black strip on a few corgis. Allow to dry. Meanwhile, line out the face and long body part with the brown icing and then fill in. Allow to dry and then fill in the chest and feet with the white icing. Allow to dry completely and then eat, enjoy, stack on a plate!
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Corgi Chai Cookies

Recipe from A Cozy Coloring Cookbook

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  • Reply Vicky November 30, 2016 at 1:39 am

    These are SO cute!!

  • Reply Kati | black.white.vivid. November 30, 2016 at 1:44 am

    OMG, what a fun recipe. Love the chai flavor in it. And of course, the corgi shape is just hilarious. A great alternative to you average Christmas cookie 🙂 x Kati

  • Reply steph November 30, 2016 at 3:57 am

    omg corgi posting buddies and we didn’t even plan it?!?!

    dhese amelias are too cute!!!!!!


    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 30, 2016 at 9:26 am

      I’m obsessed with your oreos! I wanna make ’em for a cookie Christmas party I’m going to later on this month!

  • Reply Niki November 30, 2016 at 4:27 am

    These are the most cutest christmas cookies I’ve ever seen. I adore it :).

  • Reply Michelle @ Hummingbird High November 30, 2016 at 5:23 am

    lol steph had corgi cookies today too! you guys are making me want to go out and buy one of those cutters. xoxo

  • Reply Tori// November 30, 2016 at 5:24 am

    SO CUTE!!!! Can I just eat every single one of these!!!!!!

  • Reply Ashlae November 30, 2016 at 7:35 am

    These cookies are SO DANG CUTE I can hardly stand it. But dude. That video of that lady going off in Michael’s.. what da fuuuuuuuuck?

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 30, 2016 at 9:25 am

      Dude, I’ve seen like three screaming matches at Michael’s (obviously nothing like that vid). Michael’s can get LIIIITTT.

  • Reply Abby @ Heart of a Baker November 30, 2016 at 7:44 am

    These couldn’t be any cuter, plus chai? I’m IN!

  • Reply Rachel November 30, 2016 at 9:35 am

    These might be the cutest cookies I’ve ever seen!

  • Reply Ashley Nathalie November 30, 2016 at 9:48 am

    So adorable!!! I have a husky cookie cutter so this is for sure a must!

  • Reply Sara @ Cake Over Steak November 30, 2016 at 10:23 am

    These are so frickin cute! I think you’re missing the list of ingredients for the icing in your recipe box … or maybe I’m dumb. Did I miss it somewhere?

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 30, 2016 at 10:32 am

      WHAT DA HELL! I think it didn’t save. Thanks for catching–just added it. 🙂

  • Reply Ozan November 30, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Hi, these are adorable and I can’t wait to make them. One question- the recipe notes say cardamom but the ingredient list doesn’t include it. Is there cardamom and if so, how much ?

  • Reply Michelle November 30, 2016 at 10:38 am

    YAAASSS! I love me some corgis! I’ve been debating on buying this cookie cutter for a while now, and I think now is the time.

  • Reply Tabitha November 30, 2016 at 11:09 am

    These are so cute! I’m dying over that corgi cookie cutter!! I was wondering if you think these or the chewy chai snickerdoodles from your book would travel better — I was hoping to send them to out-of-town friends for Christmas, so I know they need to be pretty sturdy.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 30, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      Ahhh it’s hard to choose but I think the chai snickerdoodles would taste better over a few days of travel! 🙂

      • Reply Tabitha November 30, 2016 at 2:37 pm

        That sounds great! Thank you so much!!

  • Reply Jennifer November 30, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    AHHHHH! Cutest cookies ever!

  • Reply Allison // Always Eat Dessert November 30, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Chai AND corgis?! This might be your most on-brand recipe ever and I absolutely love it!!

    xx Allison

  • Reply Alana November 30, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    corgi cookies! you and steph and all the cute corgis today. dying over this cute overload bb!!

  • Reply Sophie November 30, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    These are amazing!! My Dad had a corgi when he was younger – I’m going to make him some of these for Christmas!

  • Reply Erika December 2, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Gurl dem cookies cute!!! Almost to cute too eat.. notice I said almost!! That woman in Michael’s was trippin hard!

  • Reply Abby | Lace & Lilacs December 2, 2016 at 8:45 am

    O M G. I am SO OBSESSED WITH THESE! Love love love LOVE.

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  • Reply Jessica Gavin December 7, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    These are so cute, very creative! 🙂

  • Reply Monica December 13, 2016 at 4:16 am

    I love gingerbread cookies, can’t wait to try out this recipe..

  • Reply Becca December 19, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Hello! Any chance you’d make some of those Corgi Chai cookies and send them to me? I’m happy to pay whatever. Please let me know. Thanks!!


  • Reply Marcelline December 21, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Thank you so much for this cookie recipe. I will be making these for years to come. The flavor of the spices pop so subtly and the chewiness is perfect.

  • Reply Brittany Zeller-Holland December 23, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Ok, I’m so excited about these cookies! I doubled the recipe though and even after being in the fridge overnight, the dough is SO crumbly and dry… Should I add some liquid to get it to come together or more butter?? Corgi cookie crisis!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme December 23, 2016 at 7:48 am

      CORGI COOKIE CRISIS! Hmm…I think you should add a tablespoon of milk to the center of the dough and then knead it in until it comes together!

      • Reply Brittany Zeller-Holland December 23, 2016 at 7:49 am

        Thank you! That’s what I was thinking, but wanted to check. So happy you responded! 🙂 Happy holidays!

        • Reply Adrianna Adarme December 23, 2016 at 7:53 am

          happy holidays! let me know how it goes. if you have any other questions/problems shoot me a DM on instagram or tweet me, it’s easier to respond there! 🙂

  • Reply Briana March 22, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I am super excited to make these cookies! I am going to actually make them into pen*s cookies for a bachelorette party this weekend! I don’t have time to refrigerate overnight but will keep in fridge for at least 2 hours.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme March 22, 2017 at 11:01 am

      hahaha that’s amazing! you should be good to go with the 2 hours! 🙂 have fun!

  • Reply Katie November 9, 2017 at 8:34 am

    How do you recommend making these ahead? Can I freeze them, and then defrost before rolling out? Or should I roll out into sheets before freezing? Or another suggestion? Thanks!

  • Reply Shani Hursh December 1, 2017 at 9:29 am

    OMG – those cookies…..I can’t even!! I have a corgi girl too, named Barbie. Your pic of Amelia as a pup, with those ears…is so much like how my girl looked as a pup. The ears are the best, aren’t they? She can get them goinig differenet directions, put one up and one down, and I can totlally predict her mood by just ears.

    We call her “the Commander” or “the Manager” because she uses her herding instict on family and friends, not to mention leaves blowing in the yard and our cat, and can be down-right bossy! I secretly kind of love it, – she’s an empowered female!

    I’ve tried to copy in a pic of her from her birthday this past June, but couldn’t quite figure it out. We celebrated with banana bread….

    Lots of corgi love to you both!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme December 1, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Her ears tell me all about her emotions haha. Lots of love to you and your corgi baby too! xo

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  • Reply Tricia October 17, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Do you think the dough can be made in advance and put in the freezer? I have been creepily stalking this cookie recipe for a year, and I decided I’m finally going to make them for my corgi imposter’s 10th birthday, but I’ll be traveling before hand.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme October 18, 2018 at 10:11 am

      Yeah that should work! This sounds super cute. You can thaw it in the fridge overnight. 🙂