Jun 6

Cinnamon Tea Cookies + Spicy Chai Latte = Afternoon Bliss

Cinnamon Tea Cookies -- what's not to love about this slightly sweet, crispy, delicate little cookie? So easy to make, and the small batch size makes them the perfect treat! | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com

This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review.

I've been eagerly anticipating summer break, while at the same time dreading it... Don't get me wrong -- I love spending time with my kids. But things get a little crazy around here when they're all home all. day. long.

I have to savor the few quiet moments I get throughout the day, which is why I look forward to afternoons when most or, when it's my lucky day, all of them head to the local pool. I do go hang out with them occasionally, but as a bit of an introvert, some days I really just need a little down time to myself.

Cinnamon Tea Cookies -- what's not to love about this slightly sweet, crispy, delicate little cookie? So easy to make, and the small batch size makes them the perfect treat! | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com

More often than not, I spend this time in the kitchen -- cutting up fruit for snacks, prepping veggies for dinner, and occasionally baking treats, like these yummy cinnamon tea cookies.

I love this cinnamon tea cookies recipe because the cookies it produces aren't overly sweet, it makes a small batch, and the cookies themselves are rather small. They pair perfectly with hot chai tea, my beverage of choice for sipping throughout the day.

But when I really want to treat myself, I whip out my box of TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods to make myself the world's easiest chai tea latte! To be honest, I didn't even know that there was such a thing until I received a Sweet Meets Spicy sample package from TAZO®, but they're seriously SO good.

Cinnamon Tea Cookies -- what's not to love about this slightly sweet, crispy, delicate little cookie? So easy to make, and the small batch size makes them the perfect treat! | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com

If you've never had a chai tea latte, you've been missing out on a delicious blend of black tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and vanilla. Making them with your Keurig® brewer is super easy! Simply open the sweetened dairy packet and dump it into your mug, and then brew one of the TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods over top. Stir it all together, and voila -- a hot and delicious chai tea latte that rivals anything you'll get at your local coffeehouse!

I typically drink my chai tea straight up without any sweetening, so these are a tad on the sweet side for me when I make them as directed with an 8-oz. brew. But I've found if I select the 10-oz. setting, it waters it down just enough to satisfy my tastebuds. Of course, this probably won't be an issue for the vast majority of you.

Cinnamon Tea Cookies -- what's not to love about this slightly sweet, crispy, delicate little cookie? So easy to make, and the small batch size makes them the perfect treat! | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com

It doesn't get much better than a homemade chai tea latte and a couple of these cinnamon tea cookies! And of course I save the rest of the batch for my hungry kiddos to chow down on when they get home. Well, usually...

Cinnamon Tea Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 30 cookies

Cinnamon Tea Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 10 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  3. In stand mixer, beat the sugar and butter together until fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the stand mixer and stir to form a cohesive cookie dough.
  6. Using your hands, make small balls about 1 inch in diameter with the dough. Place these balls 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the oven for 12–15 minutes or until just medium brown. Cool on a rack and store in an airtight containers.

http://unsophisticook.com/cinnamon-tea-cookies/

 
Cinnamon Tea Cookies -- what's not to love about this slightly sweet, crispy, delicate little cookie? So easy to make, and the small batch size makes them the perfect treat! | via @unsophisticook on unsophisticook.com

Just a quick couple of notes about these cookies:

  • The dough is very soft and sticky, but you should still be able to roll it into balls easily.
  • Because of the high butter content, these cookies spread a lot. So take care to leave the recommended 2-inches around all sides of each cookie.
  • If you like a crispy cookie that's not overly sweet, you're going to adore these!

Padma Lakshmi partnered with TAZO® to develop this recipe and others that pair perfectly with a cup of chai. Find others by visiting TAZO.com/chai/pairings. Find where to buy TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods at TAZO.com/wheretobuy.

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