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Orange Chai Spice Cookies (made with whole wheat flour!)

Orange, golden raisins, and chai spices all blend together to create a chewy, spicy, unique cookie that is perfect with a cup of black coffee, tea, or cider. It's the perfect way to ring in the fall!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Elizabeth Lindemann



  • Cream together butter and sugar with an electric hand or standing mixer.
  • Add egg, mix until well combined.
  • Add orange juice (1/4 cup), orange zest, kosher salt (1/2 teaspoon), baking soda (1 teaspoon), and spices; mix until well combined.
  • Add flour (1.5 cups); mix until just combined.
  • Fold in raisins (1/2 cup).
  • Chill dough for about an hour.
  • Put turbinado sugar in a small bowl, if using. Spoon out small portions of the dough and roll into balls (no bigger than a ping-pong ball), and roll the balls of dough in the turbinado sugar until coated.
  • Place the cookie balls on a parchment covered cookie sheet, about two inches apart (they will flatten considerably)
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes, or until just starting to get golden.


  • You can use regular whole wheat flour, spelt flour, or regular white flour (add 1/4 cup) for this.
  • The provided nutrition information does not include any added sodium from seasoning to taste, any optional ingredients, and it does not take brands into account. Feel free to calculate it yourself using this calculator or by adding the recipe to Yummly.


Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg