Photo courtesy of Nan Kelley.
Every week on Top 20 Country Countdown our host Nan Kelley counts down your favorite videos — but when she’s away from the studio she’s likely to be found in her kitchen, creating healthy, delicious meals! Nan likes to keep it simple, cooking entire meals using only one pan. Her husband Charlie lovingly gave her the nickname “One Pan Nan” — and now that’s also the name of her new cookbook [get it HERE!]. We asked Nan to share some of her recipes with us. This week, Nan shares her recipe for Chai Tea Cookies. Check back every other week for a new one!
“For there to be true harmony in the Kelley house, there must be cookies,” says Nan. “My husband Charlie is addicted to them–any kind. It’s a fact. One cold night not too long ago, he was digging through the pantry, looking for something to go with his hot tea & complaining that we had nothing. So again harmony=cookies. I jumped to the web to see what I could whip up and I found this little jewel. It met all the criteria: it’s a cookie, made with chai tea (he loves that too) & it’s a cookie. You’re no doubt getting the importance of them at my house, right?
“Thankfully, these were a hit!” she adds. “I’ve made 3 batches in the last several weeks! Part cookie, part shortbread, part biscuit — they’re special and perfect for your afternoon tea or coffee. It met all of my one pan criteria too. Heck, you don’t even need a pan/bowl at all — just a food processor and a cookie sheet! That’s it. And don’t worry if you don’t have a big food processor; I worked this one up in my little mini food processor. If there are chai tea drinkers in your family, then you’ve got the tea on hand and the rest of the ingredients are staples. You can also make up the dough — which literally takes about 10 minutes to do — and keep it in the freezer until warm, homemade, spiced cookies are what you’re craving. Enjoy!
Photo by Nan Kelley.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon chai tea mix (from 2 chai tea bags)
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsalted butter, sliced into pats
Photo by Nan Kelley.
In a food processor, put the flour, sugar, powdered sugar, chai tea mix, salt, cardamom & cinnamon and pulse to blend all together. To that, add vanilla and Continue Reading