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Whew! It’s way past midnight and today has been an adventure just like many of my days as a WAHM. The kids are finally out of school and we just returned from a weekend trip across three states and instead of getting some rest we were right back at it again. On yesterday we attended a VIP Media Grand Opening event at a local amusement park and boy was it hot. The weather called for rain but as mother nature would stab us all in the back and decided to withhold her cool, refreshing sprinkles and feed us an overdose of Vitamin E. Did I mention that I was accompanied by three busy kids who all happen to be boys? That’s the story of my life. My day was filled with walking, running and a few times crawling around the park with the boys actively looking for a piece of a bench to catch a little rest while they jump on a ride and finally after what seemed like 5-6 hours my crew was ready to head home. Boy do I need a mommy moment. I suddenly remember that I had recently received a beautiful box filled with goodies that included the brand new TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods which would be perfect to give me the relaxation that I craved but first Mommy Duties.
When we arrived home I prepared dinner, finished some work for a client, showered and found that I just couldn’t relax. Perhaps I need a night cap and some fresh warm cookies. It’s after midnight and I’m craving something Sweet & Spicy. I decided to make me a fresh cup of TAZO® Chai Latte and whip up a batch of Padma Lakshmi Cinnamon Tea Cookies. As a fellow baker I was excited to find out that New York Times Bestselling author and host, Padma Lakshmi has partnered with TAZO® to join in the celebration of the new K-Cup® pods. You can learn more at about this HOT OFF THE PRESS NEWS at TAZO.com/chai. As a tea addict I was super excited about the newest addition to Keurig® Family. Did you know that the NEW TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods are made from milk, tea leaves and includes spices like cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and vanilla? These ingredients make for an amazing creamy blend of black tea, flavor and creates that perfect blend of sweet meets spicy.
A key factor that makes TAZO® Chai Tea Latte above any other brand is the fact that it has been steeped in 5,000 years of Indian history, chai is part spicy, part sweet and magically paired to create an amazing cup of greatness to enjoy with a plate of warm delicious cinnamon tea cookies. I used Padma’s recipe except I sprinkles the top of the cookies with cinnamon sugar and viola! The cookies came out so good I’m sharing a printable recipe below:
- 1-1/3 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup sugar
- 10 tablespoon butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1. Preheat the oven to 375
- 2. Sift dry ingredients except the sugar together in a bowl.
- 3. In another bowl, combine sugar, butter, egg and vanilla.
- 4. Combine contents of both bowls together to form a cohesive cookie dough.
- 5. Make small balls about 1 inch in diameter with the dough. Place balls 2 inches apart on a nonstick baking sheet or shallow, lined sheet pan. (Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar)
- 6. Bake for 12-15 min. or until medium brown. Cool on a rack and store in airtight containers for up to 2 weeks.
The cookies created an aroma that spread through the house and I secretly prayed for the kids to stay asleep. I had a date with my Keurig and together we were planning to make a delicious night cap. I popped in my TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods and patiently awaited my delicious night cap.
Oh Boy I was just seconds away from enjoying a hot cup of TAZO® Chai Latte and Cinnamon Tea Cookies. The moment the hot water stopped dripping down I knew that the moment that I had anticipated all day had finally arrived. I ran to my bedroom, locked the door and prepared myself for my night cap. OMG! It was worth the wait and amazing to the last drop. I was so caught up in the moment that I started dipping my cookies.
Can you smell this delicious cup of greatness through the computer screen? Find out where to buy TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods at TAZO.com/wheretobuy.
Are you in need of a Night Cap? Have you tried the new TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods? What’s your favorite sweet treat to pair with your cup of Greatness?