Chai cookies are like these scrumptious chai bars, baked in an 8×8″ brownie pan, making them a gooey, spiced delight reminiscent of a chai blondie. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup of melted butter
- 2 cups of dark brown sugar, packed
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons of chai spice (I used @chamberlaincoffee, but any kind will do!)
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
Now, here’s how to make these chai delights:
- Get things rolling by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and greasing your pan with cooking spray or a nice coat of butter.
- In a big, inviting bowl, mix together your melted butter and the packed dark brown sugar.
- Throw in those eggs and the vanilla, and stir with all your might until the mixture is perfectly smooth.
- Time for the dry team – add the all-purpose flour, chai spice, baking powder, and salt, and stir it all in until it’s like one big happy family.
- Pour this incredible batter into your prepped pan and smooth it out, getting it all cozy in there.
- Let it bake in the oven for about 20-30 minutes, until the edges take on a lovely golden hue, and a toothpick comes out mostly clean when you do the toothpick test.
- After the baking adventure, let your creation cool completely. It’s almost time for the frosting!
For the Frosting, you’ll need:
- 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter at room temperature
- 3 ounces of cream cheese
- 3/4 cup of powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of chai spice
Here’s the frosting adventure:
- Whip the butter and cream cheese together until they’re combined and beautifully smooth. It’s like a creamy, dreamy duo.
- Start adding in the powdered sugar – begin with 1/4 cup, beat it until things start to mingle, and then repeat. It’s all about building that perfect frosting.
- Time for a flavor boost – add the vanilla and chai spice when you’re adding the last portion of powdered sugar. Give it a good mix until it’s all blended in.
- If your frosting seems too thick, you can fix it up by adding a half tablespoon of milk at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
Once the frosting is ready, slather it onto your completely cooled chai cookie creation. Now you’re all set to savor the delightful chai-spiced goodness! Enjoy!
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