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Chewy Chai Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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The perfect cookie has crispy edges with a soft and chewy center! These chewy chai chocolate chunk cookies do not disappoint and you'll love having a batch of these in the oven because it makes your house smell so delicious! The warming chai spice is the perfect addition to these cookies!

The perfect cookie has crispy edges with a soft and chewy center! These chewy chai chocolate chunk cookies do not disappoint and you'll love having a batch of these in the oven because it makes your house smell so delicious! The warming chai spice is the perfect addition to these cookies!

Not gonna lie, I’m so excited that it’s time for all things Christmas. I’m usually not that excited about Christmas in terms of decor but now that we’ve moved into a bigger house and have the ability to decorate — I want to fully embrace it. I want to deck the halls, trim the tree, and have a front yard that has people slowing down as they drive by.

We put up our tree last night and I still have to put the ornaments on. We had to order a new one because our other one was too short for our new high ceilings. As soon as I have some free time to hang ornaments, I am going into full tree decorating mode and I’m thinking these chewy chai chocolate chunk cookies would be perfect for the tree decorating occasion!

The perfect cookie has crispy edges with a soft and chewy center! These chewy chai chocolate chunk cookies do not disappoint and you'll love having a batch of these in the oven because it makes your house smell so delicious! The warming chai spice is the perfect addition to these cookies!

I know that during this time of year there are so many cookie recipes out there — how do you even choose which to make? Most people go traditional with cookie recipes that has been passed down through their families and/or ones that are classic (peanut butter blossom cookies, anyone?)

However, I feel that no matter how many cookie recipes are out there and no matter how many you have printed and in your little binder, you always have room for one more.

The perfect cookie has crispy edges with a soft and chewy center! These chewy chai chocolate chunk cookies do not disappoint and you'll love having a batch of these in the oven because it makes your house smell so delicious! The warming chai spice is the perfect addition to these cookies!

These chewy chai chocolate chunk cookies are so cozy. The chai spice and the chocolate chunks bring a sense of warmth and I love the crispy edges and chewy center. That’s my perfect cookie. Crispy and chewy.

Sprinkled with just a bit of sea salt flakes on top for that finishing touch. It really brings out the chai flavor too!

The perfect cookie has crispy edges with a soft and chewy center! These chewy chai chocolate chunk cookies do not disappoint and you'll love having a batch of these in the oven because it makes your house smell so delicious! The warming chai spice is the perfect addition to these cookies!

The cookie monster would be glad you made this :)

Chewy Chai Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

These chewy chai chocolate chunk cookies are the epitome of the perfect cookie: crispy edges and a soft, chewy center! Perfect for any time you have a cookie craving!

Servings: 1 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons chai spice
  • 1/2 cup or more dark chocolate chunks
  • Sea salt flakes for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars, salt, and butter until a paste has formed with no lumps.
  3. Whisk in the egg and vanilla. You'll want to whisk it until light ribbons fall off the whisk when you lift it out of the bowl and hold it in the air.
  4. Add in the flour, baking soda, and chai spice, then fold the mixture with a spatula. You'll want to be careful to not overmix this otherwise it'll cause the gluten in the flour to toughen which will result in cakier cookies and you don't want that!
  5. Fold in the chocolate chunks evenly, then cover and chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. For a more intense flavor, chill the dough overnight. The longer the dough rests, the more complex its flavor will be.
  6. When ready, scoop the dough with an ice-cream scoop onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet or silicone mat-lined baking sheet, leaving at least 4 inches of space between cookies and 2 inches of space from the edges of the pan so that the cookies can spread evenly.
  7. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt flakes on top, if desired.
  8. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until the edges have started to just get crisp and the center still looks soft and uncooked. It will finish cooking while cooling.
  9. Let cool until firmed up on the baking sheet before placing on a wire rack to finish cooling (otherwise the center may fall through your wire rack because of how soft the center is) and enjoy!
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Posted on November 28, 2017

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  1. Elizabeth @ Take On E
    11/28/2017 at 12:55 pm

    YAAASSSS!! I am so making these this weekend! I love chai spice and agree that the combo crispy/chewy ratio is essential for the Perfect Cookie. Bake on, friend!

    • Julie
      11/29/2017 at 8:50 am

      Hooray!!

  2. Christina | Shock Munch
    11/29/2017 at 10:05 am

    Yeah, these wouldn’t last a nanosecond in my house. Dude, I would probably slip up and eat all the batter before I make cookies! #dontjudgeme :). I adore anything chai so these delicious sounding cookies are right up my alley! I can’t wait to try them!

    • Julie
      11/29/2017 at 9:03 pm

      Hahaha the batter is the best part!!

  3. cakespy
    12/20/2017 at 10:48 am

    I love this. I love how you’ve taken a classic cookie and fancied it up, but not to the point where it’s unrecognizable or inaccessible for hesitant eaters. These sound (and look) just lovely!

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