Starbucks and Unlikely Martha have teamed up to bring you this post. I’m a coffee drinker by nature, I’m trying out the tea life. Yes, I was compensated for this post.
This second week of school has been progressively better than last week when it comes to me not having to drag myself out of the bed in the morning and propping my eyelids open with toothpicks in the afternoon.
I’m in the process of confirming wholesalers, creating a marketing plan and deciding on inventory for my new online store that will go live on September 1 (more about that later) so my days have been rather long. Uneasiness started to creep in last week and I realized that I had gotten away from my devotional/quiet time in the morning that brought me so much peace throughout the day.
While I haven’t been much of a tea drinker outside of sweet tea, I’ve always had this thought that tea somehow had a calming and soothing factor that it’s cousin coffee does not. Starbucks was so kind to send me a few goodies that included tea, a fun mug and a recipe for Cinnamon Tea cookies. In preparation for my new weekly goal of getting up early for a little quiet time, I figured this was the perfect time to try out my gifts and make those cookies.
Sunday I whipped up the cookie recipe with the intent of dipping them in my Chai tea, and that is just what I did early Monday morning. At 4:50a instead of hitting the snooze button, I rose with a purpose setting my day on a great trajectory by filling my thoughts with positive messages and images. I started with a warm cup of tea and probably one too many of those cookies but it was 5a. sooooo……….
The cookies aren’t really the consistency of regular cookies but more like a biscuit, perfect for breakfast. Like really good.
Fall is coming, these cookies paired with Chai tea make the perfect snack for a book club meeting, or a cool evening spent chatting with a good friend. Or just eating, the options are endless and the cookies are delicious. Try them for yourself.
- 1 1/3 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup sugar
- 10 tablespoons softened butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 375F
- Sift all dry ingredients except the sugar together in a bowl
- In another bowl, combine sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla extract until smooth
- Combine contents of both bowls together to form a cohesive cookie dough
- Now, using your hands make small balls about 1 in in diameter with the dough. Place these balls 2 inches apart on a nonstick baking sheet or line a shallow sheet pan with aluminum foil and fill
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until medium brown.
- Cool on rack and store in airtight container. Should last for 2 weeks
Do you make time for yourself in the morning or in the evening, or none of the above?!