Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Chai Spiced Cookies | Cookie Recipes

Today is the first day of Autumn. It is time to dress up in layers and add some warm munchies to the evening snacks. Nothing defines Fall season than adding cozy aromatic spices in food. Ever since I tasted the Chai Spice / Tea Masala at home, I had been thinking of using it in a recipe other than Chai. I stumbled upon this chai spiced cookies recipe and tried it one fine day. I was planning to serve it to my friends who were visiting for tea.

Makes 20 cookies
Recipe from here
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Chai masala - 1 Tbsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Butter, softened - 1/2 cup
Powdered Sugar - 1/4 cup
Egg yolk - 1
Vanilla extract - 2 tsp
Spice Coating:
Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp

Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix the ingredients for the spice coating in a wide bowl.
Whisk the flour, chai masala and salt until well mixed. Beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the flour mixture, in 3 batches and beat to combine. When the dough comes together, scoop tablespoonfuls of dough and place in the baking sheet at least an inch apart. Bake for 13-15 minutes turning the pan once midway. When done, allow to cool in the pan for a couple of minutes. When the cookies are still warm, drench the cookies in the spiced sugar mixture and place in the cooling rack. When all the cookies are coated, repeat the spiced sugar coating for all the cookies and allow it to cool completely.