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I found this recipe on The Hungry Mum blog (her recipe is here).   I was intrigued by the Chai spice mixture and since I had all of the ingredients on hand, couldn’t wait to try the recipe.  My only changes were to cut the recipe in half to make a smaller amount, to add chopped nuts to a portion of the mixture and to use a slightly different way of forming them.  This is a  very simple cookie to make and a delicious little morsel.

NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE CHAI COOKIES

  • Servings: 12 cookies
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  • 1-½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1-½ tsp chai spice ( recipe below for homemade chai spice)*
  • 1-½ cups slow-cooking/old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium saucepan, place sugar, milk, vanilla and butter.

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Heat over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil, then boil for 3 more minutes exactly, using a timer, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and mix in chai spice and oats.
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Place half of batter in a separate small bowl.  In this bowl, mix in the coconut.

With buttered hands, form batter into six  balls and place on prepared baking sheet.

In the remaining batter, mix in chopped nuts and form into six balls – place on prepared baking sheet.

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Place sheet in refrigerator to cool for at least one-half hour.

Makes 12 Chocolate Chai Coconut and Walnut Cookies.

*Chai Spice  (Please note:  This makes 3-¾ tsp. of spice mix.  Use only 1-½ tsp. in the above recipe.   Save the rest in a small closed container for another time.)
In a small bowl mix:

  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground all spice 

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