Cookies are those sweets that you can literally eat all year round, no matter what flavor or type it is. I think it's because (if done correctly) they're just so soft and comforting. I mean, who doesn't love a warm cookie?
I recently have discovered the wonders of chai tea, and since, I think I've decided that chai is the cookie of teas. Consistently warm and comforting, and no matter when you drink it, it feels like the holidays.
So as an ode to chai, here is a cookie that captures the essence of that warm sip. Equipped with cardamom and cinnamon, the two staples of a decadent mug of chai. Enjoy- because I sure did!
For this recipe, you'll need:
- 1 tsp Baking soda
1 1/2 cups Brown sugar, packed light
2 tsp Cardamom, ground
2 tsp Cream of tartar
2 3/4 cups Flour
1/2 cup Granulated sugar
1/4 tsp fleur de sel
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 stick of crisco
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp cinnamon cassia, ground
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Mix together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, half of the cardamom (1 tsp), half of the cinnamon (1/2 tsp) and the salt in a large bowl.
Then combine the crisco and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer or hand-held electric mixer. Beat on medium speed until combined well. Increase the speed to high and beat until very light and fluffy, a few minutes. Reduce speed to medium and add in the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla extract. Make sure there is no dough on the sides of the bowl.
Add about one-third of the dry ingredients; beat on a low speed until completely added. Repeat twice more, until the ingrediants are fully mixed.
Then cover the dough and refrigerate for at least an hour, until firm
Stir together the granulated sugar and remaining cinnamon and cardamom in a small bowl. Scoop small balls of dough, a few at a time, into the sugar-cinnamon-cardamom mixture, then roll the dough in the mixture to coat them, while pressing in the mixture. Arrange the cookies 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.
Bake for 9 minutes, or until cooked all the way through. Once removed from the oven, lightly press down on them with a spatula or cup to slightly flatten.
Enjoy with a delicious cup of chai!