A new recipe is born…

Some days, things just don’t turn out the way you expected…some days, they turn out better!  I found this recipe for “Chai Sugar Cookies” and accidentally left out one ingredient…and they were AWESOME!  So then I made them again following the recipe exactly and found that I liked them better the first time I made them…and so, a new recipe was born!

I plan on having these at the Café this winter, because they go so well with a cup of

coffee or tea.!

My version of “Chai Sugar Cookies”                 Makes 2 dozen

“They come out crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside with the wonderful

Chai spice flavor.”  Great for dunking.

2 ¼ cups unbleached white flour

½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 ½ cups granulated sugar (plus 1/3 cup for rolling)

2 ounces cream cheese (cut into small pieces)

1/2 tsp each:  ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cardamom, and ground cloves

2 pinches of black pepper

6 Tbsp salted butter, melted and still warm

1 egg

1 Tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

Grease two cookie sheets and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk flour, baking soda, and baking powder together in a medium bowl.  Set aside.

Place 1 ½ cups sugar and cream cheese in a large bowl.  Pour warm butter over sugar and cream cheese and whisk to combine.  Add spices and pepper.

Add egg, milk, and vanilla, combine.

Add flour mixture forming a dry dough that forms into balls when shaped with your hands.  Roll dough into 24 balls and then roll in reserved 1/3 cup sugar.

Place dough balls on prepared cookie sheets and bake 10-12 minutes or until cookies crack and are lightly browned on the bottom.  I like them a little underdone to create the crisp on the outside but chewy on the inside cookie.

Transfer to a cooling rack and cool to room temperature.


Next week, I’ll talk about my favorite thing to cook…soup!

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4 Responses to A new recipe is born…

  1. Mikie D. says:

    Sounds sooooo goooood. Which is the “forgotten” ingredient?

  2. mimi says:

    that’s what i’m wondering too!

  3. whitegrasscafe says:

    vegetable oil…yuck!

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