Chai Birch Logs

Chai Birch Logs
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5 Reviews
Delicately spiced butter cookies are a welcome addition to a holiday cookie tray.
55 min
Prep Time
2:25
Total Time
48 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup
sugar
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
2 3/4 cups
all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons
instant unsweetened tea powder
2 teaspoons
pumpkin pie spice*
1/2 teaspoon
ground cardamom

Topping

6 ounces
vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), chopped
1/2 cup
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon
vegetable oil
 
*Substitute 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine butter, sugar and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining cookie ingredients. Beat until well mixed. (Mixture will be crumbly.)
  2. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions. Roll each portion into 12-inch rope on lightly floured surface. Cut rope into 2-inch logs. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 11 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool 15 minutes.
  3. Place candy coating in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100% power) 1 minute; stir. Continue microwaving, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth. Frost tops and sides of logs; place onto waxed paper. Let stand until set (15 minutes).
  4. Place chocolate chips and oil in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100% power) 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Dip fork into melted chocolate, drizzling chocolate crosswise over logs. Let stand until set (about 45 minutes).

Recipe Tips

Don’t worry about making even lines of chocolate over the logs as natural birch bark has thick and thin lines that are black in color.

A small offset spatula is inexpensive and works great for spreading the coating over the cookies.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
100
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
11g
Protein
1g
Fat
6g
Sodium
35mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I have made these several times and get great compliments. They are really easy. Enjoy!

Rating

these are one of my favorites!!!

Rating

I make these every year at Christmastime and love them! They look great on the cookie plate and are so light and buttery with a subtle chai/spice flavor. The birch lines are all in the wrist. I swing the fork like a pendulum over a row of cookies. My favorite final touch to the birch logs.

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Very nice new flavor for a cookie tray. Was very popular at my office! Will be a definite keeper in the Christmas cookie repertoire.

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Boy is this one easy! Plus it’s a nice change from all of the other favorites out there.

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