- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp chai tea (or any kind you want)
- 1 cup softened butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 cups chopped walnuts (if you so desire. I didn’t use them)
1. Preheat the oven to 375 deg F.
2. Crush tea into a powder. If you have a food processor, great. If you have a mortar and pestle, great! If you have neither of these, you can try a blender. I myself used a makeshift mortar and pestle with a ramekin (small bowl) and a metal ice cream scoop. It worked well, but took about 30 minutes and gave me a very sore arm.
3. Sift flour, tea powder, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl.
4. Beat butter, sugars and vanilla extract until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each egg.
5. Gradually beat in dry ingredients.
6. Using a spoon, stir in chocolate chips (and walnuts, if you swing that way)
7. Roll into balls about 3/4-1 inch across and place on a baking sheet, or a parchment-covered pan.
8. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. You definitely want to take them out as soon as they’re golden so they don’t get hard!