October 4, 2011

Chai Choc Chip Cheesecake Cookies

I've been on a bit of a chai kick of late.  So I thought I would combine chai with some other of my favourite things: cheesecake, choc chips and cookies.  Thus, these cookies were born!  They are delicious right from the oven, but I actually think these cookies are better after a couple of days.
 




Chai Choc Chip Cheesecake Cookies

Ingredients

250g butter
250g cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 ½ cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 tsp ground ginger
3 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamom
2 pinches nutmeg
2 cups chocolate chips

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, line a couple of baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Cream butter and sugars together.
  3. Add eggs, cream cheese, and vanilla extract and beat until well-incorporated.
  4. In another bowl, combine flour with baking powder and salt. 
  5. Mix spices into the flour mixture.
  6. Mix flour mixture into wet mixture.
  7. Fold in chocolate chips.
  8. Roll tablespoons of dough into balls and place on baking trays, flatten each cookie. 
  9. Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden.  They may not look cooked, but they are.  Cool on trays.

2 comments:

hungryandfrozen said...

Hayley these sound amazing, one of my favourite recipes is your white chocolate cheesecake cookies so I can't even imagine how good it would taste with all this going on!

HayleyB (Crazy Baking Girl) said...

Thank you! They are SO good (not to blow my own horn, of course)! Try them! Such a delicious blend of all good things!