Masala Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian Fusion
Serves: 12-14 cookies
  • 1 tsp cardamom whole
  • 4 cloves
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tsp black tea leaves
  • Pinch of Black pepper
  • ½ tsp ginger powder
  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour (around 8.2 oz)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  1. Add all the MASALA CHAI INGREDIENTS to your grinder and grind to a fine powder.
  2. Keep aside.
  3. Now whisk flour, baking soda, salt and 1 Tbsp of MASALA CHAI INGREDIENTS we just grinded in a medium size bowl. In a large bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add both sugars to the butter and beat it until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until mixture becomes smooth and creamy. Add flour mixture to it and beat until just incorporated. Stir in ½cup of chocolate chips.
  4. Cover the dough and let it chill in fridge for 30 mins. This helps in making nice thick chewy cookies that don't spread too much.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  6. Spray a baking sheet with non stick oil or use a parchment paper or baking mat over baking sheet. Roll around 2-3 tbsp cookie dough into a tight ball and place them on sheet at least 2-3 inches apart. Bake them for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Let them cool on the baking sheet for a minute or two. Then transfer the cookies on a rack, add few chocolate chips gently and carefully onto hot cookie and let them cool completely.
  8. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
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