Chai Bars with Honey Ginger Icing

Holy Tamole! I'm making these bad boys ASAP! I know Chai is one of those acquired tastes that is definitley not for everybody, but Tony and I are Chai addicts and these are the icing on the cake, well actually if these are the cake... eating them would be the icing? Either way I'm glad I'm a glutton who spends hours a day looking at food blogs, because recipes like this make up for the strained computer eyes.

Here is the recipe from savour-fare.com link here

Chai Bars with Honey Ginger icing
For the cookies:
1/2. c. brown sugar
½ c. white sugar
1 cup butter, softened.
1 egg
2 c. flour
1 pinch salt
1.5 tsp ginger
1.5 tsp cinnamon
¾ tsp. cloves
¾ tsp ground cardamom
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp ground star anise

Mix butter and sugars in a mixing bowl until thoroughly combined. Add egg and mix well. Add flour, spices and salt, and stir until the mixture is thoroughly combined. Press into a 9X12 baking pan that has been greased with Baker’s Joy (or buttered and floured) and smooth with a spatula until the dough is even and flat. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until the cookies are a pale golden brown. Let cool.

For the icing:

Mix 2 T honey, 1 t ground ginger, and 1 c. powdered sugar together in a bowl. Add water until the icing is at a spreadable consistency, and spread over the cooled cookies. Cut with a pastry cutter or pizza wheel. It will take several hours for the icing to become firm enough to transport, so plan accordingly.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Hi -- I'm glad you liked the recipe, but could you provide an actual link back to my site? Thank you.