By Muffin Goddess on November 07, 2005
Photo by Starrynews
Photo by Starrynews
"Adapted from a recipe I found in a Land O'Lakes holiday cookie mag. Unusual but good (calls for a cake mix as the cookie base). They went over pretty well with my favorite group of culinary guinea pigs, my coworkers!"
Serving Size: 1 (1189 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Yum, these are so delicious! I absolutely loved these. I am a huge fan of the chocolate chai combo, so I was really excited to try these. That said, I needed to make them gluten free, which worked out wonderfully. A few notes on what I did in case any other gf people also love chocolate chai :) I used a gluten free chocolate cake mix (slight difference in size - 15 oz - but kept the rest of the ingredients the same anyway). I baked each batch for 11 minutes on my silpat mat and let them rest for a few minutes on the cookie sheet before moving to a cooling rack. This created cookies with a gorgeous crispy outside and soft delicious inside. I used the chai ingredients listed rather than a premade mix and the separate white and semisweet chocolate chips, since I already had them on hand. I couldn't resist trying one warm out of the oven - soooo good, but plenty sweet so I skipped the drizzle. Just loved these! Thanks so much for sharing! ZWT8"
"Such a great cookie recipe. Absolutely loved it, and so did my friends. I used the actual recipe, instead of the chai latte mix, and I loved it. And they were chewy too, which suited the cookies just fine. The drizzle was a nice touch too."
"These are a great bursting with flavor cookie that are very simple to make especially if using a stand mixer. I used your "note" and used the swirled chips and used the individual spices as listed. They are pretty sweet on their own so I did skip on the drizzle of icing and that made it easier to pack in lunches too. I did not have any issues with the cookies being flat like the one reviewer - I really think it is based on the cake mix you use. Some of the cake mix recipes you can use the cheaper mixes but others you can't and with this asking for a butter based cake mix I think you need a good mix. Found and made during ZWT8."
"Wonderful and easy . My cake mix was vanilla and I did not do the drizzle - very yummy indeed."
"This is a GREAT cookie. Used a DIY instant chai latte mix. Very good flavor & texture :)"
"A lot of different flavors in this cookie. I omitted the glaze as it would have ben too much and I used all semi-sweet choc. chips."
"These were a big hit. Yummy yummy! Be sure to use a stand mixer, the batter is quite thick, it proved to be too much for my hand mixer."
"I particularly wanted to comment on this recipe because I didn't want Sally B's bad review to be the most recent one! I think she might have used a poor cake mix, because I followed the directions exactly and the cookies came out fluffy and light. I appreciated Muffin Goddess's note on step #9 - this saved a lot of time. In all, these cookies were very unique - a light, cakey texture with a spicy zing. The two different chocolates are a must to round out the balance of flavors. I do think that the cookies can do without the drizzle because they're quite sweet as is!"
"I love chocolate and chai tea, so I was really looking forward to making these cookies. I'm not sure if it's the brand of cake mix that I used, but the cookies were as flat as a pancake after taking them out of the oven. The spices were really overpowering and the cookies were way too sweet with the drizzle. Unfortunately I won't be making these again. I didn't even want to take them to work to share."
"Absolutely wonderful. A nice exotic flavor. My family and I loved them. Thank you for such a great recipe."
"These are yummy! I used chocolate chips and white chocolate chunks. We really liked the spices. I chose not to glaze them just a personal preference. Using a cake mix as a base was a real time saver as well. Thanks for posting this recipe. Nick's Mom"