I'm kind of obsessed with chai spice, especially in the fall season. I love the warmth it adds to baked goods or drinks, instead of just the one-note of cinnamon. Don't get me wrong - cinnamon is the main ingredient and I love it. But we also add in ginger, cardamom, allspice, nutmeg, clove, and even a pinch of black pepper! Yes, even in the cookies! I have also made chai spiced French toast, chai rice pudding, and chai flavored granola! All to go along with a cuppa chai tea of course! These are some pretty basic "oatmeal cookies". But when you add in the chai spice, and then some chew and crunch from golden raisins and pistachios, it knocks these cookies up quite a few notches! I hope you give them a try!
The cookie recipe is based on the recipe on the lid of the Quaker Oats Canister! And the Chai Spice blend was borrowed from Rainbow Plant Life.