Never is baking more appealing then during the holiday season. Cookies are one of those comforting foods that fill the air with sweet aromas and make it hard to just eat one. They come in all shapes and sizes, flavors and textures, each with its own appeal. This versatile recipe makes perfectly soft and chewy cookies in under 15 minutes. The combination of orange and chocolate makes for a decadent and light tea flavored cookie. What I love most about this recipe is how easy it is to customize and make multiple variations. You could easily swap out the orange tea for earl grey or add chocolate chips or even drizzle a vanilla glaze. At around 85 calories and 3.5 grams of fat per cookie, you can enjoy these for the holidays without the guilt.
Makes 21 Cookies
¾ cup white flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¾ tsp baking soda
3 spice orange tea bags
½ cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
4.5 tbsp softened unsalted butter
¼ cup low fat milk or non-dairy of choice
2 tbsp mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp low fat milk or non-dairy of choice
¼ tsp butter
These will keep for a few days but are best when enjoyed within the first day or two.