Thursday, August 14, 2008

Chai Tea Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 bags chai tea bags*
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon strong chai tea (brewed and cooled)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
* I used Sweet Coconut Thai Chai tea bags.


1. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter and honey until smooth. Empty the contents of the tea bags into the mixture and discard the bags. Mix until well blended.

2. Stir in the egg yolk and brewed chai tea. Blend in the flour and baking powder.

3. Divide into 3 sections, roll into 'snakes', wrap in waxed paper or plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Slice the cookies and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

5. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops are dry, and the edges begin to brown lightly. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Ice the cookies using icing sugar and strong, brewed chai tea. I couldn't tell you the ratio to make the icing, but play around with it :) If you make too much you can eat it! Mmm!

Review: I made up these cookies when I couldn't find a recipe for chai cookies that used up the ingredients I had on hand. These cookies are a bit different as they have the contents of tea bags in them. I would suggest blending the tea bags in a coffee grinder to help make it finer. The flavor of chai is strong, and for a Chai addict - I'm in love :)


Bethany said...

You sometimes amaze me.

Rachel said...

You ARE amazing!

Kristen said...

Ohhh my daughter will LOVE these!!!

Jaminabeth said...

I'm going to have to try these. :) Sounds like the perfect ending to a Thai burger meal. Have you tried Thai Iced Tea? Nothing better in the world! :) How are these on caffeine? Pretty heavy, I would imagine.