Monday, February 23, 2015

Chai Snickerdoodles

I went through a period of a few days (okay, maybe two weeks) where I would drink NyQuil every night before going to bed.

It wasn't good.

However, I was having a hard time falling asleep, because each time I would put my head on the pillow, my mind would race with obligations and plans and to-do lists, and I would feel like jumping out of bed and doing jumping jacks to get rid of the excess anxiety. The only way that I was able to go to sleep was with cold medicine.

Not okay.

Eventually I stopped taking NyQuil (crisis averted) and started creating other relaxing, natural bedtime solutions.

One of my absolute favorite ways to relax after a long, stressful day is a warm mug of chai tea, a few yoga poses, and some soothing lavender essential oil. My yoga instructor always uses lavender essential oil to adjust us in our final poses, and it is an extremely relaxing scent to fall asleep to.

The ritual of a mug of chai tea has become incredibly comforting. The warm, spicy drink warms up my body and signals my mind that it is time to go to sleep. It works really well! (although arguably not as good as the NyQuil....)

With this relaxing, soothing bedtime ritual in mind, I made Chai Snickerdoodles over the weekend.

These soft, pillowy cookies have the buttery, sweet taste of snickerdoodles, with the added spice of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and ginger. They crinkle in your mouth and melt on your tongue, and are best minutes out of the oven!

Head to Jelly Toast for the recipe, and bake up some spicy, comforting cookies that make the perfect bedtime snack.


  1. yum those look delish! xxo

    1. Let me know how you like them if you decide to make them!

  2. These sound so good! I love cookies and chai tea so a recipe that mixes both seems heavenly!

  3. Oh, those cookies look so tasty! I'm so jealous you know how to do them! Have a nice day,

    1. They are super simple to make! Take a look at the recipe linked above. If you don't have cream of tartar, you can simply leave it out.

      Good luck!

  4. Those cookies looks so yummy!
    xx Elle

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