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Friday, April 16, 2010

Buttery Chai Tea Cookie Recipe

Hello sweet friends. Welcome to Natasha in Oz, my little bloggy home Down Under! I'm so glad you stopped by to visit today as I am sharing a delicious recipe for Chai Tea Cookies that I think you will love.

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I found this great recipe for Earl Grey tea biscuits on the Martha Stewart site but since Big Al isn't really a fan of earl grey tea, I tweaked it a bit to make this Chai Tea Cookie Recipe.


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Chai Tea Cookie Recipe

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I used Twinings Chai tea for this recipe as this is the chai tea that I regularly drink....the aroma of this tea is just so beautiful!


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The first thing I did was grind the tea leaves.
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Next I sifted the flour and then added the tea leaves and the spices to the bowl.

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In another bowl I beat the butter, vanilla, sugar and cornflour together for about 3 minutes.

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I then added the dry ingredients and mixed everything together until well combined.


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I then halved the mixture and rolled it into plastic wrap. It would have been much better to use baking/parchment paper like Martha suggests but I had run out!


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You then chill the dough until it is hard again. I kept mine in the freezer for about 1 hour.

When ready to bake, set the oven to about 350 F or 180 C or gas mark 4. Slice the log into 1/4-inch-thick slices and place on lined baking trays.

Bake them until the edges start to go a little brown and cool.


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Enjoy these spicy yet sweet Chai tea cookies with a hot cup of Chai Tea!



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Chai Tea Cookies
This Chai Tea cookie recipe is rich, buttery and is the perfect afternoon tea treat.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons finely ground Chai Tea leaves (about 4-8 tea bags, depending on the size of the tea bags)
  • 2 sticks/ 8 ounce or 225 grams Unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup Confectioners/icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cornflour
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla extract.
Instructions
Whisk flour, tea, and salt in a small bowl; set aside. In another bowl beat the butter, vanilla, sugar and cornflour together for about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture until just combined. Divide dough in half. Transfer each half to a piece of parchment paper; shape into logs. Roll in parchment to 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Chill the dough until it is hard again. I kept mine in the freezer for about 1 hour. When ready to bake, set the oven to about 350 F or 180 C or gas mark 4. Slice the log into 1/4-inch-thick slices and place on lined baking trays. Bake them until the edges start to go a little brown, about 13 to 15 minutes. Cool on cooling racks then enjoy these buttery treats before they all disappear.These cookies can be stored for about 5 days in airtight containers at room temperature.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 7 to 8 dozen



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I enjoyed a couple of these delicious Chai Tea cookies for morning tea as I read a new book that my Grandmother gave me recently.It is a book called Aroma and it is all about aromatherapy, (which I am very passionate about; click here to see my recent post) in cooking! 

Thanks Nan! You know me well!
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I really enjoyed reading this beautiful book while sipping my hot tea.


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Well, I guess I'd better go and get some other jobs done...like cleaning all of those messy dishes from my baking! Before I go I just to let you know that I will also be linking here! and Savvy Southern Style.

I also would like to invite you to come back on Saturday to join in with this weekend's


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As always, I am so happy that you came to spend time with me today and I really appreciate your visit! Don't forget to reward yourself some time this week!

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Best wishes for a beautiful weekend,
Natasha In Oz 
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49 comments:

  1. Those look great, can't wait to try them.

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  2. Natasha, As a tea lover, this intrigues me! I am not familiar with corn flour. I'll google it :) These do look delicious! I hope your daughter has a great camp experience!

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  3. Susan, thanks for the comment! I just googled it myself and it looks like you guys call it cornstarch.

    I will remember that for next time!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  4. They look delicious! It is so much fun to spend 5 minutes with you each day! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Wendy

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  5. What a lovely post...and I'm going to look out for that tea now...Enjoy Friday afternoon...Dzintra♥x

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  6. Natasha,
    Your photos are just super for this recipe--I could almost smell the different flavors! Now if we could only make those cookies in "just 5 minutes' it would be even better.

    They look yummy!
    Debi

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  7. These cookies really look good. Thanks for the step by step instructions, Natasha....Christine

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  8. They look delicious....!!!
    Enjoy your weekend, Madelon

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  9. thanks for sharing this recipe.. the cookies look yummy too! I should give it a try..

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  10. Oh Natasha these biscuits look so yummy!!!!!Love your beautiful photos!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  11. I always get hungry when i come to visit your blog !!! haahahhah!!!


    Have a nice weekend .hugs from me.......

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  12. I came to thank you for visiting and your sweet comment. Now I'm off to browse your blog- those biscuits look wonderful!
    xoxo pattie

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  13. Hi Natasha,
    I had to go back and read the recipe again, I couldn't believe that the ground up tea leaves are baked in the biscuits. Well, I never. That's a new one for me. They looked delicious, perfect for when you find those elusive 5 minutes just for you.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Maggie

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  14. Enjoyed my five minutes and hope to join you for the Sunday Song

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  15. you surely know how to reward yourself!!

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  16. Hello Australia:)
    Thanks for sucha lovely words on my blog:) It makes me happy:) So nice that you find me in litle Norway:)
    Its great this blogging world....it get so litle:)
    Have a nice weekend..
    eddaHugs to you:)

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  17. Wow! Great idea! I'd love to use this recipe with whole grain flours and I'm sure it'd be great also. Delicious!!
    DomesticProductions15.com

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  18. Oh my Chai Tea Biscuits..how divine! I will make this and serve it up with some lovely tea soon. Thank you for visiting my blog I just love yours, so pretty!
    xoxo
    Bunny

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  19. Hi Natasha,

    yes, I get hungry also, when I read the receipt for this delished cookies. Eary Grey is our favorited tea so I will surely try to make this cookies, too. Thank you so much for sharing this idea. I wish you and your family all the best.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  20. I haven't stopped by for a while. Your photos are to yummy!!!! I love the size you have made them.

    Great job!!
    Thanks for stopping by to say hi,

    Have a beautiful weekend.

    Jo

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  21. I am so impressed...you take photos of all the stages. It is weird. I love to cook, bake, create, and do so many of the things that people will photograph step by step for their blogs.

    I am a photographer and I love photography but I have noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo patience for taking step by step photos.

    These look and sound delish...

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  22. Great recipe - wonderful biscuits and fantasic photography too - perfection! x

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  23. Yummo! Looks delicious. Great photos. Have a good weekend.

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  24. What a scrumptious post, Natasha! The biscuits look wonderful! Thanks for sharing and hope to see you on Tuesday for Tea Time. Have a beautiful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  25. Oh my this recipe looks so yummy! I love a good cup of tea and these look like the perfect little goodie to go with it!

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  26. Psst! I am just popping in to tell you that I featured you over at Yoga Gal today! :D

    http://yoga-gal.blogspot.com/2010/04/commentpalooza-roundup.html

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  27. Thank you for the compliment on my blog! You are so sweet!
    Have a great week end my dear.
    Gros bisous
    Frenchy

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  28. My mom loves Chai tea and I shall make some for Mothers Day! Dropping by from Under the table linky party.

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  29. These look amazingly delicious! I love the changes you made to the recipe and I would love to give these a try! Thanks so much for sharing!

    So happy to have you join the Sunday Showcase party! {Thanks} Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

    {Great photos!}

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  30. These look so tasty! ...and what a creative spin with the chai. Martha would be proud :)

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  31. You are so kind and sweet to join in on my first cookie party and with such a wonderful recipe!! This will be perfect to enjoy with a good book!!

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  32. These sound delicious! I'll be adding these to my list of things I need to bake.

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  33. These sound sooooooooooooooo good. I know I would love them. Thanks for the recipe and sharing. Thanks also for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  34. Yummy Natasha! I made some chai cupcakes a couple weeks ago! Totally obsessed with the chai flavor! You can check them out if you'd like! http://www.rootandblossom.com/2013/05/chai-cupcakes-topped-with-cinnamon.html

    XOXO/Lena
    http://www.rootandblossom.com

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  35. I can't wait to try these! Pinning right now. Thank you for sharing. :) Found you at What I Whipped Up Wednesday.

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  36. I love chai ,tea especially from Starbucks but I can never make it taste like that any tips please ? Will try those biscuits the look yummy.mwill probably make mine thinner slices .

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  37. Oh yeah! I'll have a cup of tea and two cookies, please! Thanks for linking up at HickoryTrail


    Angela

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  38. Oh my goodness Natasha. They look delicious! I love chai tea and am just about to have my evening cup. I could go for a bikkie to go with it. I have heaps of chai cookie and cake recipes pinned to make but this will be high on my list. Thanks for sharing at Thriving on Thurdays.

    Anne xx

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  39. Natasha, these look amazing! I am craving them now. I think I will make some of both flavors--chai and earl grey--I love tea of all kinds! Pinned for later as well. :)

    xoxo
    Michelle @ Ya Gotta Have a Hobby

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  40. Hi Natasha,
    This cookies is something that goes very well with a cup of tea. I am definitely going to try this. I love chai tea so I am sure I will like this cookie. I love reading your post about aromatherapy. I too love burning candles when at home. Love the smell lingers in each room while doing house work. Okay, I am pinning this!

    Thank you,
    Ellya

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  41. Hi Natasha,
    I love chai tea so I know I will like this cookie. I am pinning this. I enjoyed reading your post about aromatherapy because I too love the smell of burning candles especially eucalyptus. Have a great day!

    Ellya

    Note; I am sorry if my husband's name appear here. We share computer and sometime I did not realize that he signed in on google and I did not log out and sign in for myself. Sorry!

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  42. I love Chai tea, and these look really good!

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  43. Pinned and shared on Google+ today! These cookies looks delicious, Natasha - a definite must-make :-)

    Linda
    ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party

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  44. Gidday Natasha. Just thought I'd let you know I'm featuring these at tomorrow's Thriving on Thursday. I have not been able to think of anything else! LOL Catch you on Saturday.

    Anne xx

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  45. I will be trying this recipe - sounds marvelous! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  46. what a beautiful post, they look fabulous!!

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  47. I will be trying, it sounds good! I am your new follower. Thank you for sharing!

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  48. These cookies are looking great!
    I've recently made a Chai cake, so I definitely will try your cookies!
    Pinning

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