Cookies

chai spiced sugar cookies

I have been on a quest to find a new yummy cookie recipe and I’m happy to say I think I’ve hit the jackpot. A co-worker forwarded this recipe to me (thanks Mahreen!) and besides being easy to make I’d say these are even tastier than a chai latte. These cookies come out of the oven soft in the middle, lightly chewy on the edges and the sugar-spice mixture pretty much tastes like freaking Christmas. I’ve already given the whole first batch away so time to get crackin’ on the next round. Definitely give these a try this season!

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Ingredients
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups white sugar
2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp finely ground black pepper
1 cup softened unsalted butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then in a large bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Honestly I never sift anything (hence why I don’t claim to be a proper baker) so sift or don’t sift, you’ll still get good cookies. Set the flour mixture aside. And now to the yummy part! In a medium bowl combine sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, allspice and black pepper.

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Remove 1/4 cup of the sugar-spice mixture and set aside to reserve for rolling the cookies – really, do this now – don’t forget! Next, beat the butter and sugar spice mixture until light and fluffy – 3 minutes.

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Beat in the egg and vanilla extract and combine until fully incorporated.

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Next, slowly blend in dry ingredients mixing until just combined.

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Scoop about 2 teaspoons of dough out per cookie and roll into a ball. Place the dough ball into the reserved sugar-spice mixture and coat well.

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Place dough balls on prepared baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart.

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Bake in preheated oven for about 8 to 10 minutes (in my oven it was a solid 10). Once out of the oven let stand on baking sheet for two minutes.

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Move cookies to cool on wire racks.

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That’s it! Now you’ve got some damn good cookies on your hands. I got this here fabulous recipe from the blog My Baking Addiction, and I’ll definitely be making these again.

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