LIGHT AND HEALTHY CHAI BISCOTTI

 

  • Cooking Time: 60
  • Servings: 30-40
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 2/3 c whole wheat or AP flour
  • 1 c sugar
  • 4 tsp chai masala spice mix*
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pistachios
  • *found at international markets; the one I use contains ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, cloves and nutmeg.

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  • Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.
  • Mix wet ingredients together and add to dry ingredients along with pistachios.
  • Add just enough water to moisten and form a sticky dough.
  • Knead in bowl 7 or 8 times.
  • Shape into 2 logs. each about 10 inches long and 1 inch high.
  • Bake 30 minutes, until light brown.
  • Cool 5 minutes and turn oven down to 325°.
  • Slice logs into 1/2 to 3/4 inch slices and spread apart on cookie sheet (standing up; don't lay them on their sides).
  • Return to oven for 20 more minutes.
  • Turn oven off and leave in oven for 10-20 more minutes or until suitably dry and crunchy.

Notes

I wanted a healthy but satisfying treat to accompany my afternoon cup of tea. This crunchy, wholesome cookie packs loads of flavor without a lot of fat or sugar. You can even substitute whole wheat for some or all of the flour. I like to use whole wheat pastry flour.

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