Chocolate Chai Cutout Cookies (gluten free option!)
Sweet and savory cutout cookies featuring a locally made chai spice blend!
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour (or 2 3/4 cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 Baking Flour)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp Masala Blend Chai seasoning
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, Masala Blend Chai seasoning, and cinnamon in a large bowl. It may help to sift flour and cocoa powder to avoid clumps. Whisk until fully combined.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine sugars and butter. Beat until fluffy. If you do not have a stand mixer, combine in a bowl and use a fork to cream the butter and sugar together. Mixture should be light and fluffy.
- Add eggs and vanilla to the butter and sugar. Beat until fully incorporated. Slowly fold in the dry ingredients until just combined. Avoid over-mixing.
- Flour your workstation, rolling pin, and cookie cutters so the dough doesn’t stick. Roll out the dough to desired thickness (1/8 – 1/4 inch). Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10-13 minutes. Since these cookies are dark, you will not see the edges turn brown.
Yield: 36 servings