Crispy Thai Tea Cookies

Thai Tea Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Thai tea leaves
    • I used loose leaf Thai tea that you can find here, but you can actually substitute this with the tea of your choice, like Earl Grey, matcha, jasmine, etc. If you’re using looseleaf tea, use 3-4 tablespoons. If you’re using tea bags, use 2-3 tea bags.
  • 10 tablespoons (145g) butter
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
    • You can also use coconut milk in it’s place too.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (192g) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips and a bit more for decoration

This makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Let’s prepare the Thai tea leaves! Grind the Thai tea leaves into as fine of a powder as possible. Then, run the Thai tea powder through a sieve.
  3. Then, melt the butter until it’s completely melted. While it’s still hot, add the Thai tea powder and mix until combined. Let it sit for about 7 minutes.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, add granulated sugar, brown sugar, honey, egg, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Mix with a spatula until evenly combined. Add the Thai tea butter mixture and mix again.
  5. Then, add the all purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until evenly combined.
  6. Pour in the white chocolate chips and fold in evenly.
  7. Scoop approximately 1 tablespoon of cookie dough and place it onto the parchment paper for each cookie. Press any additional white chocolate chips on top to make them look pretty.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 12 minutes. Repeat until you finish all the dough. You’re done!

Crispy Thai Tea Cookies are the perfect way to enjoy Thai tea, but in cookie form. If you don’t know what Thai tea is, it’s a black tea blend with spices like star anise, crushed tamarind, cardamom, and more! It’s usually served as a creamy cold beverage that’s delicious. In this form, these cookies are crispy, so the texture is perfect if you want some crunch. It also shows off the Thai tea flavor super well, since the white chocolate really balances the spice notes from the Thai tea. Let me know in the comments below if you made these Thai Tea Cookies and how it went!

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