Monday, December 8, 2008

Chai Spice "Girls" Cookies

OKay, so I found this recipe in Better Homes & Gardens magazine. I made these for a cookie exchange for MOPS and YUMO! I can't keep away from them! The only thing I wish I did different was to use a girl cookie cutter instead of a boy. That way I could have really called them Chai "Spice Girls"! LOL! Kidding...sort of... :) Enjoy!

2 - spiced chai-flavored tea bags
3 - cups all-purpose flour
2 - tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1-1/2 - cups butter, softened
1 - cup sugar
2 - egg yolks
2 - Tbsp. molasses
1 - recipe Powdered Sugar Icing

1. Remove tea bag contents (3 teaspoons); discard bags. In medium bowl combine tea, flower and pumpkin spice; set aside.
2. In large mixing bowl beat butter on medium to high for 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and molasses. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can; stir in remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours or until easy to handle.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. On lightly floured surface, roll half the dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough with cookie cutters.
4. Bake 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool completely.. Decorate with Powdered Sugar Icing.
POWDERED SUGAR ICING
In medium bowl combine 1-1/2 -cups powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 4 teaspoons milk. Stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until piping consistency.

6 comments:

everyday mom said...

Oh these look different but yummy, ok going to have to try them on the weekend when i have some grocery money again. LOL. One of those weeks.

Maggie said...

Those sound so yummy!! Wow, who would have thought you could make a cookie from a tea bag?! Crazy, but sounds oh so good!! =)

Janet said...

I am baking this weekend!

Stephanie said...

Mmmmm! I think I'll have to try these. I love the Chai Spice tea, so I'm sure I'll love these, too. Thanks for sharing! Great blog, I'm now a follower!

NoBS said...

Ooh! I love me some Chai! Wish I could cook :-(

Helene said...

Yum, those sound really good!! I love the name for them...the Chai Spice Girls! Cute!