I am a big fan of bar cookies. I am also a big fan of chai tea or chai latte. Finding a recipe that perfectly blended those two things was a big win! I normally make these at Christmas, but I love having one with a cup of tea or coffee all year round. They start with a sugar cookie bar recipe that came from the Food Network. They offered 50 Bar Cookies that were made from a few base cookie recipes and I was hooked. I’ll be offering these up throughout the year as I need to supply baked goods for family events, work, etc., whenever we are able to return to something resembling a normal life. In the meantime, make them for yourself and practice making them pretty!
INGREDIENTS FOR THE BARS:
2 sticks butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 chai tea bags
Whisk the 1 1/2 cups sugar, 3 eggs and 1 tablespoon vanilla into the melted butter. Stir in 2 cups flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt and the contents of the 2 chai tea bags.
Bake at 350 degrees in a 9 x 13 greased pan for 25 minutes. Let cool then drizzle with glaze. Let the glaze dry and set and cut into bars. Store in a sealed container.
INGREDIENTS FOR THE GLAZE:
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons hot brewed chai tea
Whisk together the ingredients until smooth; drizzle over the cooled bars. Let glaze set before cutting.