The word chai means tea in Hindi, and usually refers to a black tea with milk. So if you're say chai tea, you're essentially saying " tea tea". The word masala means spices. Masala chai therefore refers to black milk tea steeped with spices.
First, make your chai spice blend in a spice grinder with: – 20 g green cardamom – 15 g black peppercorn – 15 g ground ginger – 15 g cinnamon – 5 g cloves – 2 g mace, optional – 1 g nutmeg – 1 g star anise
For the cookies you'll need: – 1 cup unsalted butter – ¾ cup brown sugar – ½ cup granulated sugar – 1 egg – ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract – 2 cups all-purpose flour – 1 tablespoon chai spice – ½ teaspoon baking soda – ½ teaspoon baking powder – ½ teaspoon salt – 8 oz dark chocolate, chopped
Then, cream together the butter and sugars until it's light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix again.
Then, sift in your dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated. Add the chocolate chunks and mix gently again.
Use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop to make cookie dough balls. Refrigerate for one hour, then bake at 350°F for 13-14 minutes
And eat them warm!