I’ve always loved chai tea. It’s spicy and bold and sweet. I also really love cookies. For quite awhile I’ve been wanting to add the contents of a chai tea bag into a cookie recipe!
Crazy right? Crazy delicious…
This past weekend I decided that it was do or don’t time and this time it was time to do. Yes.
So anyway here is the fruit of my experimentation. These cookies have quite the novel flavor! The dough itself tastes great and the cookie itself is delicious.
(I wish there was another word for delicious. *sigh* Scrumptious? hmm.)
Chai is a flavor that reminds me of autumn. I know it’s a leetle premature to start busting out the fall fare, but it’ll help us get excited for fall to actually get here and well, these are really tasty.
So why wait?
Vanilla Chai Tea Cookies
2 cups All-Purpose GF flour blend OR Spelt flour
1 cup quick oats (I put rolled oats in the blender for a few seconds to chop ‘em up small.)
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1/4 cup finely chopped almonds (I put mine in the food processor.)
2 Vanilla Chai tea bags- use scissors to cut them open, pour out the contents, and discard the leftover empty bags (I used Stash’s Decaf Vanilla Chai. It has no artificial flavorings or sweeteners in it.)
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup xylitol
1/2 cup extra-virgin coconut oil
3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon organic unsulphered blackstrap molasses
3/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until well mixed. In a smaller bowl stir up the wet ingredients. Be sure to heat the coconut oil over low to melt it completely before adding it in. Pour wet mixture into the dry and stir until just combined. Drop from teaspoons onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Store in a plastic container or freeze for maximum freshness.
Yield: about 3 dozen cookies.
Several thoughts have occurred to me this past week! (Yeah I know, finally right?) hehe
Come August 12th, Renaissance Woman will be 1 year old!
I’m quite excited about this and want to celebrate!
Revelation 3 or rather, decision:
We will have a giveaway!
Over the past year I’ve had a delightful time making food and taking pictures and assembling paragraphs about healthy living, good food, and life in general. I’m looking forward to another year and want to thank the readers of Renaissance Woman!
The giveaway goods
To celebrate, we’ll be giving away a jar of Citrus Chiffon Skin Brightening Scrub by SkinTherapy!
It’s an all natural and organic product that is designed to “feed your skin“. It cleanses old skin cells away while nourishing and moisturizing new skin with healing and rejuvenating oils. To learn more about the Citrus Chiffon Skin Brightening Scrub, check out the product release post and the webpage.
SkinTherapy is an alternative skincare line I’ve been working on that contains only natural and organic ingredients. Our skin absorbs 60% of substances that come in contact with it. How important it is to watch what goes onto our bodies as well as what goes into them! For more information on SkinTherapy, check out the post and well as its webpage.
To enter, leave a comment here below OR head over to Renaissance Woman’s Facebook page where the contest is posted and please both “like” and “share” to be automatically entered.
Our contest will run till midnight on Saturday. On Sunday morning the winner will be announced! I will either send you a message via facebook or send you an email through your email address, depending on how you enter.
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I’m wondering… what recipe and/or post have you enjoyed the most? What has inspired, encouraged, or simply made your mouth water over the last year? I would love to know! Leave a comment below telling us and you’ll be automatically entered!
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