Saturday, December 17, 2011

chocolate chai snickerdoodles

chocchai Since moving to Japan, nothing says the holidays to me like a nice warm cup of chai.

All the different spices warming you up...mmm!

I've had this recipe bookmarked probably since I started this blog, and finally got around to trying it.

Of course, I cut the recipe to a fourth, but I'm going to post the full recipe for those with "real" sized ovens.

Chocolate chai snickerdoodles from : makes 42 cookies

2.25 cups sugar
1 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon each allspice, white pepper
1 cup softened butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2.25 cup flour
1.5 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Stir sugar & spices
Remove 1/2 for dredging.
Add cocoa to the other half and mix well.
Beat butter until fluffy
Add spiced cocoa mixture and cream
Add eggs and vanilla
Add flour and baking powder at low speed until combined
Form 1 tablespoon sized balls
Roll them in the reserved sugar and arrange 2-inches apart on parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 350F (180C) for 12-15 minutes
Cool in pan a few minutes before transferring to rack

NOTES: The dough was really sticky and kind of hard to work with. I ended up with 9 cookies because my tablespoon sized balls were not even.

Also, I think I would reserve less of the sugar mixture to roll in, adding it to the dough instead because I ended up throwing some out at the end.

These are good though, spicy, chocolatey and I like saying "snickerdoodle".

Happy Holidays!


Rick said...

Chocolate Chai? Sounds delicious and I would have never thought of combining the flavors! :)

genkitummy said...

Mmm...looks yummy! I lovw chai and I have a bunch of baking cocoa that I need to use.

Rowena... said...

I swear I could already "smell" those cookies while reading the ingredient spice list. Mmmmmmh...

Japan Australia said...

They sound good and perfect for the Holiday season with all those spices :)

Japan Australia

K and S said...

definitely something to try Rick :)

Hope you like this Genki :)

Come over Rowena, I'll share :)

Thanks J-A!

Take care everyone.

Ana_ILTdP said...

Delicious!! I need to do this recipe!! Thanks for sharing :D

Deb in Hawaii said...

I love mixing my Chai spices with chocolate almond milk to drink so these would be perfect for me. ;-)

K and S said...

hope you like it Ana :)

that sounds nice Deb :)

Take care you two.