Guys, my house smells AMAZING.
As you already know, I love chai. It’s pretty evident in some of the baking I do, like these Dark Chocolate Chai-infused Scones, but while those were just infused with the tea, I knew that it would be an awesome idea to go all out and just grind the tea up and use it in a recipe.
My go-to recipe for using ground up tea?
This recipe is a little different from the Earl Grey tea cookies I’ve made, but they’re equally delicious. The Dark Chocolate Chai adds a spiciness that is balanced out by the sugar, and using the Perfect Cup Spoon as your measuring device, they turn into the perfect little morsels to accompany your afternoon cup of tea.
These will be a big hit at your next tea party or get together — and definitely a conversation piece since they’re made with tea! If you’re not a fan of the Dark Chocolate Chai, you could use any other ground up tea. Toffee Crunch or Creme Carmello would work nicely, too.
Dark Chocolate Chai Sugar Cookies
Recipe adapted from Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
2 tbsp ground up Dark Chocolate Chai tea
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp ground up Dark Chocolate Chai tea
1/4 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
For the cookies:
Cream together butter and sugars — add ground up Dark Chocolate Chai tea and mix well. Add in flour, baking soda, and salt and mix well. Add in egg and vanilla.
Using your perfect cup spoon, roll spoonfuls of batter into balls.
For the sugar topping:
Mix together sugar, ground up Dark Chocolate Chai, and vanilla.
Roll balls in sugar mixture and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes or until cookies have risen and tops have started to crack. Let them cool slightly before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
Makes about 45 perfect cup spoon sized cookies. Store in an airtight container.