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What is a “Dirty Chai?” Chai + espresso has always been one of my favorite flavor combinations, so I made my favorite latte a cookie! The Chai Town blend is perfect for this recipe. Plus chocolate chips!
- 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 Tbs Chai Town (masala) spice blend
- 2 Tbs coffee crystals (I used decaf, but you can use whatever you have on hand, or omit them entirely. They will still be delicious either way.)
- 1 1/3 cups butter, softened
- 1 1/4 c granulated sugar
- 1 cups packed light brown sugar
- Flake sea salt (Optional)
- 2 eggs, room temperature (Tip: Rather than using your eggs right out of the fridge, you can bring them to room temp by covering them with hot tap water in a bowl.)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 12 oz package chocolate chips, semisweet
- Preheat oven to 375
- In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, Chai Town spice and coffee crystals. Set aside.
- With an electric mixer, (or a really strong arm,) mix the butter and both sugars together until light and fluffy. This is what standing mixers were born to do. If you’re fortunate enough to have one, this is the time to dust it off!
- Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
- With the mixer on the low setting, gradually add the flour mixture to the egg, butter, sugar mixture until the flour is incorporated.
- Add the chocolate chips and fold in with a spatula or large spoon.
- Drop rounded tablespoons approximately 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, or an ungreased baking sheet. I am a lover of salty/sweet combinations, so I opted to add some fancy flake salt to the tops of my cookies.
- Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Or, if your oven is like mine and you never know what temperature it’s going to decide to be that day, check it every 4 minutes, preferably through the oven window.
- Remove from baking sheet and let it cool on a wire rack. Don’t have a wire rack? Me neither! I just cut open a brown grocery sack and lay it on the countertop.
- Wait as long as possible to eat one without burning yourself.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
- Category: baking
- Cuisine: cookies