Winter cookies with chai spices

Winter cookies with chai spices

Een foto met ingrediënten voor koekjes met chai, namelijk chai kruiden.

The days are getting shorter, your scarf and a warm coat are needed again before you can step outside, and you can leave your house less and less often without bringing an umbrella. When winter is near, it becomes more tempting to spend time in the cosiness and warmth of your own home. But how about being extra kind to yourself and treating yourself to something delicious? We asked our chefs for a delicious autumn recipe that will make everyone happy when the days get colder. So here it is autumn cookies with chai spices! And you know what, the smell of these cookies in your oven… you never want to leave your house.

If you don't like to bake or put in a lot of effort in the kitchen, don't worry: this is an easy and quick recipe! The cookies only need about twelve minutes in the oven, so in no time you can enjoy something very tasty with a nice hot drink and maybe play a nice game with company?

For this recipe, our chefs used the chai spices that we use in our restaurant to prepare our well-known chai lattes and dirty chai's with. We are talking about the spices from DEM GOOD CHAI. All Dem good chai's are made by hand from the best organic ingredients, contain no weird additives and are also ecologically packaged. The chai that we use for the chai lattes at Gys consists of coconut blossom sugar, cinnamon, ginger, star anise, cardamom, nutmeg, black pepper and cloves. This blend of spices ensures that you can enjoy a chai with a warming kick! That's what makes these cookies so delicious. Okay, enough about the chai; let's bake!

What you need for the chai cookies

  • 300 grams of almond flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 140 gram margarine
  • 100 gram caster sugar
  • 100 grams of granulated/cane sugar (note! not all sugar is vegan)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Chai spices (Dem good chai)
  • 30 ml soy milk
  • 20 ml sunflower oil

How to make the chai cookies

  1. If you have a kitchen machine, you can use it to beat the margarine until it is white. Alternatively, you can also use a whisk or mixer.
  2. By adding the caster sugar and granulated sugar and mixing this well you’ve now made buttercream.
  3. Follow this by adding sunflower oil and soy milk. Mix this briefly until it is incorporated into the batter.
  4. Now add all the remaining ingredients and mix with your hands until it is formed into a dough.
  5. Shape balls of the dough of about 80 grams.
  6. Line an oven tray with baking paper or a silicone mat.
  7. Divide the dough balls over the baking tray, leaving enough space between the cookies. They get bigger when you bake them.
  8. With a wet hand, flatten the cookies a bit (not completely flat to get the best result!)
  9. You make them extra yum if you sprinkle a little coarse sea salt over the cookies.
  10. Time to bake! Bake them for 12-15 minutes at 180 degrees in a preheated oven. Check how the cookies look after 12 minutes. They are best when they are brown on the edge, but still soft on the inside.
  11. Enjoy! Extra tasty with a chai latte. Do you need a little more energy? Give your chai latte a kick with a shot of espresso in it; a dirty chai!

Don't feel like baking or do you want to get out of the house for a while? At Gys we always have a lot of delicious patisserie in our display case that longs to be eaten!

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