Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Chai Spiced Chocolate Cookies

ETA: 12/13/2008--I got 52 out of the recipe this time.

Oh my goodness, these cookies are WONDERFUL! I found the recipe on the CL Bulletin board when I was looking for a recipe for a healthy apple muffin. Go figure.

My notes: I made closer to 5 1/2 dozen out of this, so mine were a little on the small side. The sugar mixture that your roll the cookie in would be good with some cocoa and milk for a chai spice hot cocoa. My camera is at school, or else I'd share pictures.

2 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup butter -- softened
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

In a large mixer bowl, combine sugar and spices; reserve 1/2 cup of mixture in shallow bowl. Add cocoa powder to mixer bowl; stir to blend. Add butter; beat at medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat at low speed until fluffy. Stir in flour and baking powder until combined.

Shape 1 tablespoon of dough into ball; roll in reserved sugar-spice mixture. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, placing balls 2 inches apart. Bake in 350 F oven until edges are firm, about 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen.

"Dierberg's Everybody Cooks, September 2006"
"42 cookies"


Anonymous said...

I made these the other night because I needed to use up my spices...they were excellent & who knew that you could use pepper in cookies:)


Jennifer said...

Yay! Glad you liked them!

I've also used cayenne in cookies, but I don't recommend it.