With only two short weeks left until Christmas I thought it might be fun to post a "Ten Days of Christmas Cookies" feature. Some of the recipes will come from me, and some will come from a few new friends, met through this very space. I'm looking forward to making and posting the recipes and I hope you enjoy them just a much.
The first is a creation I came up with after reading about Earl Grey Tea Cookies. My favourite tea is Chai, and I decided to see if I could recreate a Chai Tea cookie, with whole wheat pastry flour and ground tea. They turned out yummy...warm and spicy and oh so fragrant. So, without further ado, your first cookie recipe in the countdown to Christmas.
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Chai Tea Cookies, my recipe
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tbsp ground Chai tea, from a tea bag
1 cup butter, room temperature
2/3 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
~ Combine the flour and tea in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
~ In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter, sugar and vanilla. Mix until the butter is whipped, approx. 3 minutes.
~ Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until just combined.
~ Place the dough onto a sheet of parchment and shape into a log. Roll up and freeze in parchment for
at least 1 hour.
~ Preheat the oven to 350. Cut the log into slices, about 1/2 inch thick and bake for 13 minutes on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
~ Allow to cool and enjoy!