Who loves something sweet at the end of the day? I sure do! I am always trying to maximize my nutrition aiming to get the most nutrient density out of everything I eat. Take a cookie for example. Although it is delicious and satisfies my desire for something sweet without costing too many calories, it provides few nutritional benefits. I have been thinking about ways to add nutritional value to my dessert and I have partnered with GNC Earth Genius to show you how I make a chai chocolate chip cookie with SuperFoods Supreme Vanilla Chai. All opinions are my own. Please note, The US Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. These products and statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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Chai Chocolate Chip Cookie with SuperFoods Supreme Vanilla Chai
1 2/3 cup flour
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 scoop Earth Genius SuperFoods Supreme Vanilla Chai
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp chai spice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter, sugars, Earth Genius SuperFoods Supreme and spices in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy. Beat in egg, egg yolk and vanilla until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture. Beat just until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chunks. Cover dough and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°F (If cookie dough has chilled overnight, let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking). Line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Form 1 1/2-inch balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Press mounds to flatten slightly. Top cookies with chocolate chunks, pressing gently to adhere. Bake, rotating pans halfway through for 10-11 minutes until edges are set. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack. Sprinkle cookies with flaky sea salt and let cool completely.
Melissa is a registered dietitian living and working in NYC for over a decade. While she is a dietitian by profession, Melissa believes that being healthy does not just mean from a dietary perspective. To her, health encompasses eating nutritious foods, exercising, and balancing mental well-being.