Almond Chai Cookies

Almond Chai Cookies IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Almond Chai Cookies IMAGE

Ground chai tea and some additional ground chai spices give these buttery almond cookies a subtle, pleasing flavour. Find loose-leaf chai tea in bulk food stores or specialty tea shops. In a pinch, empty a tea bag or two to get the proper amount.

  • Portion size 40 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground loose-leaf chai tea
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 40 whole blanched almonds

Method

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar for 1 minute. Whisk together flour, ground almonds, tea, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt; stir into butter mixture in 3 additions until smooth.

Roll by scant 1 tbsp into balls. Place, about 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Gently press 1 almond onto centre of each.

Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 350 F (180 C) oven until light golden, about 12 minutes. Let cool on pan on rack for 2 minutes; transfer to rack and let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 35 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 92.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Potassium 31 mg
  • Cholesterol 12 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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