Light and Healthy Chai Biscotti
  • Cooking Time: 60
  • Servings: 30-40
  • Preparation Time: 10
  • 2 2/3 c whole wheat or AP flour
  • 1 c sugar
  • 4 tsp chai masala spice mix*
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pistachios
  • *found at international markets; the one I use contains ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, cloves and nutmeg.
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.
  4. Mix wet ingredients together and add to dry ingredients along with pistachios.
  5. Add just enough water to moisten and form a sticky dough.
  6. Knead in bowl 7 or 8 times.
  7. Shape into 2 logs. each about 10 inches long and 1 inch high.
  8. Bake 30 minutes, until light brown.
  9. Cool 5 minutes and turn oven down to 325°.
  10. Slice logs into 1/2 to 3/4 inch slices and spread apart on cookie sheet (standing up; don't lay them on their sides).
  11. Return to oven for 20 more minutes.
  12. Turn oven off and leave in oven for 10-20 more minutes or until suitably dry and crunchy.
I wanted a healthy but satisfying treat to accompany my afternoon cup of tea. This crunchy, wholesome cookie packs loads of flavor without a lot of fat or sugar. You can even substitute whole wheat for some or all of the flour. I like to use whole wheat pastry flour.