Chai Latte Cookies
This last Saturday was my final baking day before Christmas. I spent eleven hours baking and baking, until I had enough cookies to fill a plate for many of our close friends–and then some! It was very tiring, but I always enjoy the process of creating homemade gifts. It feels like you’re offering your loved ones a little piece of yourself!
My new favorite cookie recipe this season is one I’ve been working on for a while, Chai Latte Cookies. These little chai sandwich cookies are ultra tender with a creamy spice flavor and a dollop of cardamom vanilla frosting inside. Mmmmmmmmm.
Hopefully one of these will become YOUR new favorite cookie. Peace on Earth and Goodwill to ALL!
Yield: 30-40 cookies
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Chai Latte Cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar + extra for rolling
1/2 cup instant chai latte powder
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
Recipe for Spiced Frosting
Powdered Sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Baking your baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cream the butter, sugar, and instant chai together until fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg, mix well. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add it to the sugar mixture until beaten smooth.
Add 1/4 cup of sugar to a small bowl. Roll tiny 1/2 inch balls of dough and place them in the sugar. Roll them around to coat and move them to a baking sheet, about an inch apart.
Using the bottom of a glass, press the dough balls until they are slightly flattened out, but not thin.
Bake for approximately 8 minutes.
Once cooled, pipe a small mound of spiced frosting onto half of the cookies (bottom-side-up). Top each cookie with another cookie. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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