These cookies are near and dear to my heart. I created this recipe a dozen years ago, and today is the first time I’m ever sharing it. (Well, sharing it in writing — many people have eaten them over the years!) Chai is the generic word for tea in India. There’s no tea in the recipe — just the some of the alluring, exotic spices often found in Masala Chai.
Fiery and sweet at the same time, this incredibly flavorful spice blend makes for a delicious and calming (yes, calming), cookie-eating experience. They’ll warm your heart and sooth your soul. Try them and see.
With cooler weather, these cookies are an ideal snack for you and a friend to share on the weekend! Or, simply spend some nice, relaxing weekend time baking them!
I love these cookies.
Up to a week and at least 2 hours ahead of time: Make the cookie dough.
Up to 1 day and at least 20 minutes ahead of time: Bake the cookies.
You can make the dough, shape it, and freeze it! Then you’ll have them at the ready to pop in the oven just before guests are arriving. The house will smell great, and everyone will get fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies! The dough can be kept frozen for a few weeks or so — but it’s best to bake it within a week. You can also freeze the baked cookies for a couple of weeks. When I do this, I like to warm them in the oven just before serving.