Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tinsel Tuesday - Chai Sugar Cookies




Happy "Tinsel" Tuesday my friends. Yes, I know it is usually Tipsy Tuesday but I have decided to change that up just a bit for the Holidays. So Tuesday will be reserved for holiday themed posts. Cookies, cakes, side dishes, and yes, even drinks. Anything that puts you in a holiday state of mind.

I haven't really baked in about 5 years. In 2007 my daughter and I lived in a small apartment in San Diego. It had 4 apartments in each block of apartments. So that year I decided I would bake cookies for all of my neighbors and friends. I had bought countless magazines and cookie cookbooks, watched Food Network, and made notes like a crazy woman whenever I found anything cookie-ish. 

My daughter was on a Chai Tea Latte kick, so when she saw these beauties she begged me to make them. I actually made these and Chai Shortbread cookies. If you all are interested I will make those as well. They are great with tea or coffee!


These cookies are amazing. In fact there is a danger of eating way too many if there is a nice glass of ice cold milk around! They taste like a sugar cookie and snickerdoodle took a bath in Chai tea. So ding dang good it is crazy!! I only made one batch because I am determined to make as many different types of cookies I can this year, but I have been ordered errrr emphatically requested to make these again ASAP!!

They are so simple to make, really. I mean you know I am not a baker and if I can make them anyone can. Give them a try, they might become a new family favorite!!


Chai Sugar Cookies


2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In a medium bowl combine sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, allspice and black pepper. Remove 1/4 cup of the sugar-spice mixture, set aside to reserve for rolling the cookies.

Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar-spice mixture until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Add the egg and vanilla extract, combine until mixed well.

Slowly blend in dry ingredients mixing until just combined.

Using a small scoop or spoon roll dough into balls and then into the reserved sugar-spice mixture. Place dough balls on prepared baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.

Let stand on baking sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks

ENJOY!!

6 comments:

  1. These cookies look terrific! Chai tea is my favorite drink, so I know we would love these cookies! Pinned! :)

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    1. Oh if you are a Chai lover you have got to make there Sheena :)

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  2. Oooo......chai is what we have day and night as our addictive beverage - gies with being an Indian I suppose. These look SO good!!!! Yummmmmmm!!!!

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    1. Thank so much Minnie :) I am glad you like them!

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  3. Oh yum! Looks great...did you really drink all that milk or was that just for the picture?!! hehehee! <3

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    1. Oh I drank all of it LOL Ice cold milk and cookies are not to be wasted ;)

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