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Chai-Spiced Cookies

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  • 1 hr 30 min prep time
  • 1 hr 30 min total time
  • 15 ingredients
  • 48 servings
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The smooth, spiced flavors of Chai tea were the inspiration for these tender cookies topped with a powdered sugar coating.

Cookies

1
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cardamom
1 1/2
teaspoons ground allspice
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1/2
teaspoon salt
4
teaspoons vanilla
2
egg yolks

Coating

1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Stir in remaining cookie ingredients.
  • 2 Shape dough by tablespoonfuls into balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until very lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack; cool 5 minutes.
  • 4 In medium bowl, mix coating ingredients. Working in batches, gently roll warm cookies in coating mixture. Cool on cooling rack 5 minutes. Roll in mixture again.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Stir in remaining cookie ingredients.
  • 2 Shape dough by tablespoonfuls into balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until very lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack; cool 5 minutes.
  • 4 In medium bowl, mix coating ingredients. Working in batches, gently roll warm cookies in coating mixture. Cool on cooling rack 5 minutes. Roll in mixture again.

Expert Tips

To measure 1 tablespoon dough for each cookie, use a #60 ice cream scoop.

Chai is the Hindi word for tea made with milk and spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and pepper.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
50mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
0g
0%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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