Welcome to day 11 of 12 days of Christmas!
I’d like to apologize in advance for anything stupid I may say in this post, but I had a glass of white wine and I’m a very cheap drunk. But the good news is, my baking mania is almost over, 1 day left and I sure hope you guys have tried making some if not all of these cookies.
Now there are only 3 shopping days left, not counting Christmas eve here, and I sure hope you guys are done your shopping because it’s crazy out there, it’s a mad world! Those last minute shoppers! I used to be one, I know. I was the Dec 24th shopper. Pretty sad, I know, but not this year. This year I’m done! Actually all I have left to do is wrap them up but that’s my favorite part of shopping.
Whoa-oa-oa! I feel good, I knew that I would, now
I feel good, I knew that I would, now
So good, so good, I got you
Sorry, when wine gets to me I tend to sing! Somehow that song popped into my head, maybe because I do feel good. But my favorite song to sing when I’m a little buzzed is … wait for it …
Oh no, not I. I will survive
Oh as long as I know how to love
I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live
I’ve got all my love to give and I’ll survive
I will survive, Oh
Yeah, I love Gloria Gaynor, but mostly I love her when I’m a bit buzzed, I don’t want to say drunk, because really all I had is one small glass of wine. And it’s Christmas, come on, time to have some fun!
Enough about this!
Biscotti! Yay! You know why I love biscotti? Because they’re perfect for dunking in a good cup of joe or tea. Yep, I just love them. And these biscotti, perfect. They’ve got wonderful spices and chai. I mean, come on, delish! I’d tell you a bit more about them, but you’ll just have to try them on your own, because I’m falling asleep here, that’s what happens when I have wine. And I had to read this post over 3 or 4 times to fix the errors I made. Too much work for poor little old me.
- 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ground allspice
- ¼ tsp ground cardamom
- ¼ cup strong brewed chai tea, room temperature
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1 tbsp fat-free milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the tea, egg, egg white, milk and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips.
- Divide dough in half. Wrap each portion in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- On a baking sheet coated with cooking spray, shape each half into a 10-in. x 2- in. rectangle.
- Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Place pans on wire racks. When cool enough to handle, transfer to a cutting board; cut diagonally with a serrated knife into ¾-in. slices. Place cut side down on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
- Bake for 6-9 minutes on each side or until firm. Remove to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.