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Chai Spice Girls

Yield: 18 to 20 cookies
Prep 25 mins Chill 3 hrs Bake 350°F 12 mins
Chai Spice Girls
Ingredients
  • 2  spiced chai-flavored tea bags
  • 3  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2  teaspoons  pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2  cups  butter, softened
  • 1  cup  sugar
  • 2  egg yolks
  • 2  tablespoons  molasses
  • 1  recipe  Powdered Sugar Icing (see recipe below)
Directions

1. Remove tea bag contents (3 teaspoons); discard bags. In medium bowl combine tea, flour, and pumpkin pie spice; set aside.

2. In large mixing bowl beat butter on medium to high 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 about 3 hours or until easy to handle.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. On lightly floured surface, roll half of the dough at a time until 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough with 4-inch gingerbread girl cutters.

4. Bake 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool completely. Decorate with Powdered Sugar Icing. Makes 18 to 20 cookies.

From the Test KitchenTo Store:
  • Layer cookies between waxed paper is covered airtight container. Store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.
Powdered Sugar Icing

Yield: Makes about 1/2 cup.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  cups  powdered sugar
  • 1/4  teaspoon  vanilla or almond extract
  • 3 - 4  teaspoons  milk
Directions

1. In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, vanilla or almond extract, and enough milk (3 to 4 teaspoons) to make icing drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts (Chai Spice Girls)
  • cal. (kcal) 308,
  • Fat, total (g) 16,
  • chol. (mg) 64,
  • sat. fat (g) 10,
  • carb. (g) 39,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 22,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 486,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 40,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 112,
  • Potassium (mg) 72,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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