Taylor Swift Baked Us Cookies

“Oh my goodness, I am going to be a GREAT grammy!!!!! How far along are you dear?!”

“Excuse me, but no… I called THIS room a month ago, have fun sleeping on the blow up mattress in the laundry room since mom and dad turned your room into their home gym… Oh and the dishwasher is full, it’s your turn to empty it.”

Monkey giving the middle finger

While your grandmother may have offended you by asking how far along you are…

Damn holiday parties with their damn towers of delicious gingerbread houses… Wasting food is a sin though and I want to be on Santa’s NICE list this year! 

Santa and his list

And your sister/brother might have pissed you off so badly, reminding you that the best years of your life occurred after you left home for college… 

Does leaving Fido’s shit in his/her bed constitute as a Christmas gift?

Dog Shit in the bed

All you have to do is listen to the WISE WORDS of Taylor Swift and…


For all of you dealing with obnoxious family members this holiday season, taking the advice of Taylor Swift is certainly crucial for your sanity

Taylor Swift gives no fucks(Tara is the genius behind this meme!) 

The first step in taking T-Swift’s helpful pointers is by baking up a batch of her Chai Sugar Cookies… Wait no, baking up a batch of the healthified version I created! Then you can tell Granny to SHOVE IT because these cookies won’t make you look like a 20 month pregnant elephant, thanks to their “slimming” benefits?

Taylor Swift GiGi Dubois Tara Redfield Sugar Cookies

It’s time to BAKE IT OFF… BAKE IT OFF… With Tara & I in our latest BOOK TO PLATE episode! (I swear, if/when, because lets be honest, Taylor will eventually have a cookbook like every other celebrity in the world, this recipe will be on page 142!) 

Just… Shake It Off Chai “Sugar” Cookies

Taylor Swift Chai Tea Cookies Healthified

Ingredients necessary to shove this sanity in your mouth…

This recipe feeds 1000+ people, so you might want to cut the recipe in half.

If you want the “gluten-filled, SUGAR-packed” version of these cookies… Yeah, google it, because I ain’t going to promote obesity! 

Most delicious antidote for annoying relatives, you’ll ever make…

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Throw all ingredients together. Mix.
  • Form cookies and place on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Stick in oven. Turn on SHAKE IT OFF and dance to it on repeat 3 to 4 times.
  • Take cookies out of oven, let cool and then enjoy a few extra because you just burned some calories while dancing, but of course!

cookie porn, we cannot get enough

 Lightning on our feet!

So tell me…

  • Which relative pisses you off the most when you visit home for the holidays?
  • How many times have you made a car video of you dancing to SHAKE IT OFF?
  • Do you have a signature cookie recipe? Do share… 
  • What is the funniest gag gift you’ve ever received?
  • Taylor Swift, yay or nay?
  • Are you on the NAUGHTY or NICE list this year?

If you cannot get enough of Tara, Taylor and I… Then watch this! 

This post is just one of of the billions of delicious recipes created by my fellow RECIPE REDUXERS!!! It might take you 3 days to get through all of their recipes, but it’s so worth it!

Tasty Tuesday


  1. Haha – “This recipe feeds 1000+ people…” Clearly y’all haven’t had MOI over for dessert! 😉
    I am so glad you healthified these cookies and how bout you and the food pervert have a bake off next time – no, wait, don’t shake that suggestion off! For realz!
    This year I made some granola cookies -for breakfast/lunch and dinner – but now I gotta make these!

    • Granola Cookies for breakfast lunch and dinner huh? I guess since it’s granola and who knows when you’re supposed to eat granola, it’s justified to eat it at all hours of the day?! 😉

      AND OMG YES! Tara and I are def going to have a cook-off in the new year! Will you be our taste testing judge?

  2. Hahaha oye. This made me laugh.

    Chai in cookies – so creative!!

    • Right?! I thought it was a pretty sweet idea too! Next go-around…. I will add 2 more packets, I want an extra chia flavor :)

  3. Most annoying relative? This award, for the 2nd year running, goes to my mom! Woot! She’s on a roll. Cookies for 1000? Yes please! T-Swift? Yay! Why not?

  4. I’m always on the Nice list, of course!
    I don’t really have a relative who pisses me off that most.. not one I’ll see at Christmas anyway. Maybe my mom’s dog!
    Who would TOTALLY poop the bed.

    • I HIGHLY DOUBT you’re always on the nice list – ha ha ha ha ha ha!

      AND OH YES – my parent’s dogs PISS ME OFF SOOOOO BADLY too, and you best believe they’d leave a BED PRESENT!

  5. I love your segue from relatives into cookies :) These cookies are great because they won’t make you look like you’re pregnant, so your grandma will leave you alone. Hahaha!

    • Ah ha ha, exactly! Although, when grammy smells these cookies she may not stop bugging you cause she’ll want a few! Ha ha, but you can just shove them in her mouth and she’ll shut up! 😉

  6. I have a tempestuous relationship with Tswift. I used to love her, and then saw her in concert and she was so obsessed with herself that I couldn’t get over it.
    But I do love her music. And Diet Coke, and the number 13.
    The struggle. It is real.
    And I take all the cookies. I wouldn’t discriminate. That would wrong and unbefitting of the holiday season.

    • What was she doing at the concert that made it seem like she was obsessed with herself? I remember “meeting” her once about a year or two ago – I cannot remember – and she def seemed VERY full of herself, but I guess, that just comes with the territory?!?! I’ll let you know my thoughts when I bump into her again 😉

      And I love the # 3 – ha ha!

  7. I was never a Taylor Swift fan before…however, the last few songs she’s come out with I’ve liked. And, now it seems she’s got a killer sugar cookie recipe, aye? I think she might just be on my Nice List!

  8. Ha ha! Loved this.

    I’m always on the “nice” list (except when I’m not) *wink*. No really, I haven’t been naughty for such a long time.

    Anyway… this sound fabulous and I love chai flavour – so YUM!

    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Whenever I hear that song now, I will only hear “bake it off….bake it off…”

  10. Damnit I just got that song out of my head! Now I want some cookies – but I’m too tired to bake anything :( Christmas is a-coming! Hope you have a great holiday and can’t wait to hear all about it 😛 Are you going home? Have a great one GiGi! -Iva

    • RIGHT! That song will forever be implanted in my BRAIN! It’s like someone stamped it in there!!!

      And this XMAS I am home but I go to New Zealand and Australia on the 28th!! WHAT UP! – how about you?!

  11. Thankfully– we aren’t going anywhere for the holidays and aren’t dealing with relatives either! Just the 3 of us, home celebrating in peace. I love this setting boundaries thing! It meant buying less gifts too!

    • YES!!!!!! I hear you! It’s only me and my mom and dad for XMAS too this year, however I am still going to have to get others gifts at some point… Ugh! Maybe they’ll forget? lol

  12. great, now that song is stuck in my head. You better send me some CHAI lovin cookies to make up for it. I’ll feed you fruitcake in return. FRUITCAKE!

  13. I’ve actually not heard the song yet. Funniest gag gift would probably be the Polish mug (handle on the inside) from one of our white elephant exchanges. Taylor Swift has some pretty good songs.

    • OMG YOU HAVE NOT HEARD THE SONG YET?!?!?!?! I am not sure if I am envious or not, LOL!! It’s addicting. Please go listen to it and let me know how you like it!! (You can click the FB post at the bottom of this post – before the recipe redux stuff for a little sampling 😉

  14. I love cookies, all flavors and shapes. I’m planning on making some Paleo molasses cookies for Xmas this year. They are the bomb!

    Taylor – she’s growing on me.

  15. I started adopting the Shake it off motto back in November and it’s going pretty well so far. Relatives!! LOL

    • Right? It works amazingly well – I have also adopted the I give no F***s motto and it works STUNNINGLY WELL too! 😉

  16. Gigi, how in the hell did you find a photo of an animal with a middle finger LMAO. I laughed so darn hard. And your faces are classic girl. Love the cookies

    • I just do what my brain says and google odd things like animals giving the finger, BAH HA HA HA! I am determined to snap a pic of an animal doing just that when I am in NZ next week 😉

  17. Obvi always on the nice list. Perhaps I need to become more naughty this year.
    Gosh, you make me laugh like crazy! I’m sure my relatives think I’m insane in the membrane since I’m sitting alone at my computer laughing at it!

    • Yes, your new years resolution is to be a TAD BIT on the naughty side 😉

      Invite your relatives OVER so they can laugh with you – simple solution!

  18. Taylor Swift = Yay-nay! Love-hate relationship with her. I do like her music and she has great style but I also find her somewhat annoying. I can’t put my finger on why? Maybe she’s too nice? That sounds terrible. Moving on…

    Those cookies look fab. I wish I had the ingredients to make them right now.

    • I couldn’t agree more with you Diane! I love her but I hate her, but I do love her cookies and her song shake it off, prob the only song I like! ha ha ha!

      GO GET THOSE INGREDIENTS – when little baby Charlotte is sleeping of course! 😉

  19. YUM!! Can you move in and make me all of your healthy and delicious meals all of the time! K Thanks! I swear Canada is not as cold as it sounds!

    • Girl, I would love to at least come VISIT!!! I have never been to Canada and trust me, I have dealt with cold, I am not as much of a LA pansy as you might think! (I am from Wyoming – ha ha).

  20. hahaha, love it! <3 Chai is awesome–I'm definitely gonna have to try this recipe out!

    I guess I'm super lucky in that I can't think of a super-annoying relative. 😮 Usually, it's just my parents and my brother, so it's hard to get too pissed!

    I liked Taylor Swift's older songs, but Shake It Off is frighteningly catchy. ._.

    • YOU ARE SO VERY LUCKY! My parents tend to drive me bat shit crazy! LOL!!!!!!!! But I will just jam to T-Swift this year 😉

      Merry XMAS to come!

      • Ah, well, innn that case, mine definitely can too, but lately, I’ve been taking to trolling them when they get on my case about things, and it’s been working out wonderfully! :]

        Hope you had an awesome Christmas as well, and a great weekend up ahead! <3

  21. These look amazing! I love that they are made with coconut flour!! I love that they are healthy and sure they taste delish!!

  22. Omg the Grandma reference…you are a tart.

    Bakers gonna bake bake bake bake bake.

  23. Ill send you my cakes if you send me these AMAZEBALLS chai cookies!! Please, I need them 😛

    Happy Holidays!
    Choc Chip Uru

  24. Even though I’m getting SO SICK of that Taylor Swift song because it’s on the radio constantly, I really like it! I’ve actually had to remind myself to “Shake it Off” a lot lately! Those cookies look wonderful too! I love Coconut flour.

  25. OMG! Did you say grandma what are you talking about I haven’t washed my underwear with any mans I can’t be! Haha!
    My daughter already insisted that I have to make these cookies because she loves Taylor Swift and Chai tea. She just can’t decide if she wants them with our Shake It Off Shake or chai tea. Signature cookie recipe maybe my sugar cookies, but I have so many that are requested what do I know. How many times have a heard Shake It Off, I lost count after 1000 with the girls and honestly I think I would hate it and be sick of it but listening to my girls sing it and dance around and get so HAPPY I actually really like it too!

    • LMFAO! OMFG I AM CRYING!!! Because washing my underwear with a man’s is the most “ACTION” I will ever get for the rest of the year… IF EVEN! AH HA HA HA HA HA!!!

      LET ME KNOW what you think of these cookies – I think they’d taste pretty awesome with your Shake It Off Shake! You could crumble them on top! 😉

  26. Chai in cookies, and they’re healthy, too? Sign me up! They look yummy!

  27. So much coconut love in this cuties. What can I say? I also like chai… perfect cookies!

  28. Haha love!!! I do have a few annoying relatives but just gonna bake it off and I’m definitely going to start with these cookies, they look awesome!!!

  29. Ha haha, this is awesome! I love it. I actually need to learn to “shake it off” when some of my in-laws decide to open their mouths. Two years ago, I had one start a stupid rumor about me that I was pregnant and the whole family questioned me. I actually gained a few pounds while my husband was on his first deployment. Sue me.

    This year, I am pregnant. 29 weeks to be exact.. I can’t wait to hear what extended family has to say this time 😉

    Also, now I want cookies and it is only 5:30 AM.

    • AH! CONGRATS on your ACTUAL pregnancy this year 😀 😀 😀 😀 :D!!!! It gives you more of a reason to shovel an extra 5 of these cookies in your mouth! The baby NEEDS the healthy fat after all! ha ha! Happy Holidays!

  30. I have all those ingredients at home right now and need a something to take to a party tonight, so I will be making these! They look so good! I’ll tell everyone they’re filled with sugar so maybe there’s some left over and I can take them home. Last time I revealed cookies as sugar-free and vegan they were gobbled up so quick. “Oh, these are healthy? I’ll just have seven, thanks.”

    • OMG YES! I AM SO THRILLED you have all these ingredients!!!! They are staples in my pantry/fridge too 😉 I really hope you like them, let me know what you think? I brought them to a party and they were gone in about 10 seconds! ha! I was bummed but also sort of happy because I didn’t want to be tempted by leftovers!

  31. Laughed until I cried watching that video!! 😀

  32. I’m so glad you’ve stumbled upon my blog! I adore yours! So funny and cool! This post is amazing the cookies are very delicious though ;-))


  33. You are hilarious!!! Love that flipping off ape! :)

    1000 cookies is no prob here – send them over!!! :) You know me & cookies!!!!

    Ah, relatives!!!! Many are no longer here so I am going to be nice & keep closed mouth about ones that are still alive! :)

    Wishing you so much happiness GiGi!!!!

    • Oh I know out of ANYONE you can eat 1000 cookies -ha ha ha haha! We should have a healthy cookie eating contest in the new year?! Bring it on 2015!!

      Happy Holidays Jody! XOXOX!!!!

  34. The relative that annoys me the most is different every year, lol! Except my sister, she is so socially perfect that she has never annoyed anybody!

    The dietitian that writes on CalorieLab just had an article about Chai Tea. I had no idea that it can contain 6 teaspoons of sugar with over 200 calories per serving!

    I made that pregnant remark once in my life. I can’t believe it happened! I hadn’t seen her in a while, and she had gotten married as few months before, and..and..
    I should have channeled my sister!

    • If my sister were coming to XMAS this year, I could say, OH MAN YOU LOOK SUPER PREGNANT and she wouldn’t get offended because… She actually is, ha ha ha!

      And Chai Tea, yeah I used to drink the calorie-filled nastiness back in the day when I gave no shits about my health… Today, I just suck down the tea bags STRAIGHT – cuz it’s that good ALONE!

      Happy Holidays Dr. J!!! :) Did I tell you I am going to AUS & New Zealand next week! I will be posting a goodbye USA video this weekend!!!

      • Don’t leave like Harrison Ford in The Mosquito Coast, flipping off the good ole’ USA, lol! If I remember that scene correctly.

        I think that’s great, GiGi!! I hope you find your heart’s desire there for the holidays!

  35. Yummo! I love Taylor and chai and cookies, so this was a perfect post to start my day! I think I’ll have some chai tea now… but not the latte kind with tons of sugar and milk… the regular tea kind, with dairy free egg nog as the creamer. So.GOOD. ps love the sparkly tops :)

    • The regular kind, without the crap in it, is BEST for sure!!!!!! Who needs to milk and sugar, really?! :)

      Blast some T-Swift, eat some Chai Cookies and drink some Chai… That sounds like a pretty BOMB Christmas morning… Oh I guess opening presents with the family… That could help 😉

  36. OHHH I’ve got a bag of coconut flour that is dying to be used…and I am trying to branch out of my chocolate cookie bubble. Love the sparkly matching tops you sassy little hussies.

    • JUMP INTO THAT BAG OF COCONUT FLOUR! You know I have been obsessing over it for YEARS — common, make this little hussy PROUD!! 😉

  37. Oh this is so funny! And yes I also dislike obnoxious comments from family members, they can be so awkward at times! Great cookie recipe, thanks!

    • I hope you don’t run into any of those awkward moments!!! I have already had my fare share, LOL… Porn on the TV being one! 😮

  38. Chai Spiced ANYTHING is fine by me!

  39. Hahahah “Google it because I don’t promote obesity”—> hilarious! I’m Indian so obvi I am all over all things chai, including these cookies!

    • HA HA HA – well it’s the truth, no obesity on my blog! 😉

      AND HECK YES – I need to go and scour your site for all your CHAI recipes!

  40. Yum! Great idea. I need these in my life….unfortunately my parents are cooking the Christmas dinner and don’t ‘get’ healthy eating in the slightest, haha! *Sigh*

  41. Oooh! I have been wanting to try baking with coconut flour! These cookies sound really healthy, and delicious,too! Thanks for sharing this recipe with Hump Day Happenings! Merry Christmas 😀

    • Coconut flour is the BEST! :) You just need to use a bit more liquid because it soaks it RIGHT UP! I had to keep adding coconut milk, ha! Enjoy and MERRY XMAS to you!

  42. Your humor always makes me smile :) I want to eat these cookies raw, just the dough 😉 Taylor Swift is OKAY, her songs are catchy, unfortunately 😛

    • Um…… I was eating the raw “dough” and it was utterly scrumptious, so you have my full permission!

      So 2015 – you coming to visit LA?? 😉

  43. Thanks for finding me–your blog is freaking hilarious!!! I’m on youtube too–find me there =) I love the sound and title of your cookies—must share soon!!

    • I am thrilled to have found you! I am always cruising around the internet trying to find new blogging buddies! :) I’ll find you on YouTube and we can be friends there too!
      PS: if you’re partnered with TasteMade, does that mean you live in LA? Because if that’s the case then – OH SNAP, a collaboration is in order!
      Merry XMAS!

  44. It’s actually the little old ladies at church always commenting on your weight that tick me off! Yes T Swifts song is playing in my head often when that happens!

  45. Hmm…I think a friend of mine must read your blog because she made Chai snicker doodles for the Christmas Eve Eve party in our neighborhood the other night!
    I guess we are fortunate that we don’t have to deal with family members although I still miss my grandparents.

    • Ha! That would be pretty cool if your friend did ! :) How did they taste?!

      I hope you had a terrific XMAS! Now on to the New Year’s FESTIVITIES!

  46. Most annoying relative? I can’t say, none of them talk to me. I forgot what we were talking about. I need a cookie. And a beer.

    • LMFAO!!!!!! Won’t lie to you, my relatives don’t talk to me all that much either 😉 – I’ll bake us some cookies!

  47. Oh MYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. I MIGHT just spent my day of tomorrow baking these Chia cookies. Why have I not heard of them before? DYING!

  48. Taylor Yay! Love her new album. You look SO far from pregnant. I shutter to think what your grandmother would think of me!! Merry Christmas. Love the recipe I will have to try that1

  49. Hi Gigi, thanks for adding some oomph to nutrition education!

  50. I defintely like your blogging style! My last batch of healthy cookies were the worst in oven history, might have to try your recipe I guess.

    • BAH HA HA HA! What did these “healthy” cookies include?? I think you may like my healthy cookie rendition, lots of fat = scrumptious! 😉

      • Oh well, I made these “ingenious” banana – oat cookies that you can prepare in around 20 minutes, apparently. I guess I used too many oats, because it was as if you were eating dried oats glued together.

  51. Chai… yum!!!

    Nobody pisses me off… yet! LOL
    Oh yes, between my preteens and I, we dance in the car all right.
    I do not enjoy baking. You won’t get any recipe from me! Unless you ask for a smoothie recipe!
    Gag gift: never received one, but at a recent exchange, someone got a vibrator!!!
    Taylor Swift, blah.
    Naughty or nice, I don’t say publicly!

    • BAHHHHH HA HA HA HA AH AH AH AHA HA HA HA HA HA AH AH AH HA HA HA!!! Oh vibrators as gifts, soooo friggin’ funny and sure the person who gets it is like AW NO, I don’t want it… But in their mind, they’re thinking: YES!!!!! I don’t have to buy one for myself!


  52. I absolutley love reading your posts! They make me laugh so hard! You should be a comedian! And the cookies look so tasty too! nice, clean and healthy ingredients! Yum!

    • Aw thanks Miss!!! I tried the whole STAND UP THING awhile back… YIKES! 😉
      I posted an update to the blog today… Because I have an announcement! Weird day to post, but I had to!

  53. OK. NAY to T-Swift (though her songs are catchy and I often find myself singing them without realizing it) but YAY to these awesome looking cookies!!! They look so scrumptious I just wanna make them right now!

  54. We love Taylor 😉

    Did you see the VS show? It was great and we thought she did great in it.

  55. Yay to Taylor, love her!

    Ugh, unfortunately I have a super bitchy sister-in-law that always annoys me. No joke, I did a kickboxing workout while under the same roof as her last week, and I envisioned myself kicking her in the head hahaha whoops did I just say that out loud?!

    • LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No you didn’t say it outloud, just wrote it! 😉 It’s okay, you’re allowed to confess anything and everything here! ha ha ha ah ha!

  56. Late entry, LOL good simple recipe guess when your on the run as much as her it has to be. You two look like your ready to party !! The music video is great should be mixed into one of her video’s. Keep us smiling :)

  57. Barb @ A Life in Balance says:

    Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

  58. Omg, loved that video….you 2 are so adorable and FUNNY!!! Your cookies look way better and healthier than Taylor’s cookies!

  59. Looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  60. hahah I don’t know how I missed this post, but all those lines..LOL just shake it off..
    But doooes cookies doe!! Mmmm. And ehh, T-Swift is okay, depending on my mood :)
    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

    ps: let’s do another collab soon !

  61. This was really dumb….
    And your passive-aggressive, “love/hate” comments toward her are pathetic. Either you like her or do not, pussy-footing around to please everyone makes you seem like a total hypocrite, especially when you are basically advertising her in this.

    • I hate that I love her and I love to hate her. Some things I just cannot make my mind up about. I do however know that I love these cookies, so you should try them!