Chai-Spiced Cookies

The smooth, spiced flavors of Chai tea were the inspiration for these tender cookies topped with a powdered sugar coating.

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  • prep time 1 hr 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 48
 

Ingredients

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

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LOCATION

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.

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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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
50mg
50%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.