If there is a cookie that has got the flavors of Oatmeal and the aromatic taste of Tea then this is it. A perfect cookie for your morning coffee or evening tea you can make these Chai Spiced Oatmeal Cookies anytime that you want.
I have been making so many varieties of oatmeal cookies such as this Healthy Double Chocolate Walnut Oatmeal Cookies, this Healthy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies, this Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies this OatsChocolate Chip Cookies and this Eggless Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Now it was time to bring in something new. I wanted to make something exotic. Something out of the box. Hence I thought of making these cookies. It will have that healthy oatmeal taste but with the spices of chai or traditional Indian tea.
So, How do we make Chai Spiced Oatmeal Cookies
Well, you can easily find chai spice at a spice shop or online. You got to mix that to your Oatmeal cookie dough. If you can't find chai spice then don't be sad. You can make it at home.
So, if you don't have chai spice at home, let's learn how we can make it at home. If you have got chai spice, then you can skip this part.
So, to make this traditional chai we will crush some spices. Yes, my friend. It is these spices that will enhance the flavors of our tea.
So, what are we gonna use? Well, we start with some aromatic bay leaf, some spicy cloves, some fragrant cinnamon, some sweet cardamom pods.
These spices when crushed in a traditional Mortar and Pestle make your tea so much more aromatic and spicy.
We'll boil tea leaves in water and then add some crushed ginger and these crushed spices. We'll let the tea leaves absorb the flavors of the spices.
After about 2-minutes of boiling, we'll add milk and lower the flame. Now, we'll let the milk infuse into the mix.
We'll let our friend's milk get flavored with spices and tea leaves. You can cover this so as to make it richer. Add some sugar and boil for another 3-4 minutes until the tea leaves, the spices, and the sugar are beautifully engaged with the milk. Then sieve it and you have a perfect chai.
Now, don't have it. We'll be using this chai for our cookies. So, one more step before we have it. Yes! A little patience.
For the cookie dough, let's cream our butter and brown sugar until it becomes pale, light, and fluffy. Now, let's throw in one egg and let our cookie dough become richer and fluffier.
At this stage, we'll add some vanilla essence because any baking without vanilla essence isn't baking at all.
Now is the time when you add your sieved tea right in your batter. Let the freshly prepared chai make friendship with our cookie batter.
Once we have prepared our wet ingredients we'll add flour into the mix. Let's bring in the big old daddy of baking - All-Purpose flour into the mix. Also, the king of the recipe - Old fashioned rolled oats. BTW, is it king or queen? Whatever!
And, how can we forget our two twin brothers - Baking Soda and Baking Powder. So, let's add them as well.
If you are using store-bought chai spice then this is the time to add them to your cookie dough.
Now, all you had to add has been added. Now, let's beat it a little until everything combines or let's just fold it lightly with a spoon or spatula.
Once our cookie dough is ready, we'll let it chill in the refrigerator for about an hour. But, after covering it with a plastic wrap.
Now is the time when they are ready to go in the oven and get baked to become small little oatmeal chai spice cookies. So bake them in a preheated oven at 180C or 350F for 10-12 minutes.
After the oven beeps, don't be in a rush to take them out. Wait! Yes, a little waiting will help the cookies get ready for you. Wait for about 5 minutes and transfer them in a cooling rack. After they've come down to the room temperature have your freshly baked batch of Chai Oatmeal cookies.
Chai Spiced Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
- 1 Cup Butter
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Whole Egg
- 1 tablespoon Chai Spice
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
- ½ Cup Rolled Oats
- 1 Cup AP Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
- Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking tray with cooking spray.
- Mix butter and brown sugar until pale, light and fluffy with a hand mixer or stand mixer. Add egg, chai spice, and vanilla essence. Mix well.
- Sift rolled oatmeal, AP Flour, Baking Soda and Baking Powder and add them into the batter. Lightly fold until everything combines.
- Use an ice-cream scoop to make small cookie balls and place them on the baking tray. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the sides are lightly brown. Let them cool down before you transfer onto the cooling rack.
- You can add some soaked raisins into the mix to give it more flavors