This healthy Chai Cookie recipe and photo were generously shared by Anita Page of Alamogordo, New
Mexico. These cookies make a great healthy treat for your family. They are nutritious as well as delicious!
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Chai Seed Cookies:
Yields: about 3 dozen cookies
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
1 cup whole wheat
1 cups self-rising flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
3/4 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup granulated
To purchase Chia Seeds, check here:
Chia Seeds: You may know Chia as
the sprouts that grow on the porous clay figurines called Chia Pets, however
there is much more to it than that! Chia has both nutritional and medicinal
benefits. The seeds are an excellent source of essential fatty acids and are a
great addition to a healthy diet. Chia Seeds are an edible
seed that comes from the desert plant "Salvia hispanica," a member of the
mint family that grows abundantly in southern Mexico. The seeds are either white or black and both
types are highly nutritious. Learn more about the
Ancient Chia Seed - How it Can Benefit Your Health.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Adjust oven rack to the middle position. Either butter a baking sheet or line with parchment paper or a silpad.
Sift together the whole wheat flour, self-rising flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar; set aside.
With an electric mixer at medium-high speed, beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy, approximately 2 minutes. Reduce the speed to medium and beat in the eggs
until combined. Add the prepared flour mixture and beat until incorporated. Stir in the Chia Seeds.
Drop tablespoon-sized portions of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart (this is important as the cookies will spread).
Bake approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let the cookies cool
on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 15 minutes.
The cookies may be stored in an airtight container.
Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.