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28Total Time
10Prep Time
18Bake Time

Turmeric and chai spice cookies

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  • Vegetarian

About the bake

Introducing a whole new way to sugar cookie, thanks to one ingredient: ground turmeric. Pair it with butter and sugar, and this often-savory spice not only gets to show off its incredible color, but its delicious flavour too.

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28Total Time
10Prep Time
18Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 160°C fan/ gas mark 4. Line two baking trays with baking parchment.
  2. Step 2:

    1. In a mixing bowl sift the flour and icing sugar then stir in the caster sugar, spices and nigella seeds.
  3. Step 3:

    1. Add the butter into the dry ingredients and rub together with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Gently squeeze the mixture together until the cookie dough is formed.
  4. Step 4:

    1. When ready, roll out the dough on a surface lightly dusted with flour to 4mm thickness and cut out 20 rounds using a 7cm round fluted cutter. Transfer the cookies onto the baking sheets slightly spaced apart, and bake for 15-18 minutes until golden. Leave to cool slightly on the trays then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


    • 255g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 20g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • 75g Silver Spoon Caster Sugar
    • 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp Ground ginger
    • 1/4 tsp Ground cardamom
    • 1 tsp Ground Turmeric
    •  Pinch of nutmeg
    • 1 1/2 tsp Nigella seeds
    • 170g Butter (cut into chunks)

Nutritional Information

per 23g
  • 132cal Energy
  • 7.4g Fat
  • 4.6g of which Saturates
  • 14g Carbohydrates
  • 4.9g of which Sugars
  • 1.4g Protein
  • 0g Salt

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