Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies
My daughter and I made these cookies on a spring afternoon. My family loves this spicy warm tea and I am fortunate to have mother -in-law from India that taught me how to make traditional chai years ago. We used our tea recipe as the inspiration for these chewy, spicy, delicious cookies.
2 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 heaping teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
1/4 tsp of cloves
1 teaspoon of lemon peel
1 teaspoon of ground cardamom
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F . In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder and spices. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
For large cookies *Roll into large (1/4 cup) of dough into balls, and place onto un-greased cookie sheets. Bake 12-13 minutes
For regular cookies * Roll dough into rounded teaspoonfuls. Bake 8 to 10 minutes
in the preheated oven, or until golden.
3. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to
cool on wire racks.
Served with Vanilla Ice Cream and fresh cut mango…
American wife to this Indian life. I am a right-brained, American woman married to a left-brained Indian man. I love art, design, up-cycling and multiple DIY projects at the same time. He loves simplicity and order. Follow us on this cultural collision as I combine our personalities and cultural differences through art, design, food, and raising kids. When I am not working on a craft or project, I co-host a lifestyle/entertainment show called "Daytime Blue Ridge," on our local NBC affiliate, WSLS 10. www.DaytimeBlueRidge.com