This would be for two girls in my family for sure. They love the Chai Tea drinks. So along with them, if you like it as well, make some awesome flavoured biscotti.
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 3/4 tsp. baking powder
- generous pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 tsp. black peppercorns
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp. coriander seeds
- 1/8 tsp. grated nutmeg
- 2 whole cloves
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium size bowl. In your electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on high until pale and fluffy, adding the eggs, one at a time.
Combine in a spice grinder the ginger, black peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander seeds, grated nutmeg and 2 whole cloves. Grind really well. Now add 2 tbsp of the ground chair spice to the flour.
Combine until the dough is well combined. Divide the dough in half making each portion into logs 2 inches wide and 3/4 inch high. Place about 3 inches apart because they will spread out.
Bake for about 30-35 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Cut each one into 1/2 inch slices. Place on a baking sheet, arranging the biscotti cut side down. Bake another 20 minutes or so until firm and a light golden brown.
Now sift 3/4 cup icing sugar with 2 tsp. of the chai spice in enough water to make a smooth consistency so you can drizzle it over the tops of the cooled biscotti. Simply let stand until the icing has set.
Store in an airtight container for about 1 week or simply freeze up to a month.
You are so welcome!