Oolong Tea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oolong Tea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay so I forgot to take a picture this time but I swear they looked a lot like this!

I really enjoyed baking the Matcha tea cookies and dropping some off at family member’s houses for them to try. Since I love to experiment in the kitchen (especially with tea), I decided to use up the rest of the Oolong tea bags I had left to make another cookie recipe.

Here is the recipe if any of you are interested!

First, why milk chocolate instead of white chocolate?

I chose to use milk chocolate chips for this recipe because they go better with the flavors of Oolong tea. This type of tea has a stronger taste than green tea so the stronger flavor of milk chocolate is necessary (in my opinion).

Dark chocolate would probably be even better. I will remember that for next time if I choose to make them again.

No eggs for these either

If you read my Matcha cookie recipe post, you would know that I have issues with eggs. They make me feel very sick and give me hives.

This means that I can not use them in anything I make.

For baking, I typically use unsweetened applesauce to replace the egg but for this recipe I tried out plain yogurt instead.

What is the flavor like?

These cookies have a chocolatey taste with the Oolong tea undertones. You can make the Oolong tea flavor stronger by steeping the tea bags longer and/or adding another tea bag full of dried leaves to the flour.

They are a bit different tasting but very good! Even my 5 year old son loved them.

The recipe

Here it is!

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 5 Oolong tea bags
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 tbsp oil, 1/2 tbsp water (egg and egg yolk replacements)
  • 1 1/2 cups of mini milk chocolate chips

Instructions-

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Either grease baking sheets or line them with parchment paper.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, salt and the tea leaves from one bag of Oolong tea together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Steep the four tea bags into the melted butter in a medium size bowl for four minutes. Take the tea bags out and squeeze the excess butter out of them in the bowl. Mix in the sugar, vanilla extract and egg/yolk substitutes until creamy.
  4. Mix the creamed butter in with the dry ingredients until just blended. Pour in the chocolate chips and use gloved hands to mix them into the dough.
  5. Drop 24 portions of the dough down onto the cookie sheets.
  6. Bake until edges are light brown-around 14 minutes. Let the cookies cool for a while after they are done.

Simple and easy treat

Treats are wonderful to have once in a while. You can still maintain a great figure with them in your diet.

These Oolong tea cookies are not your typical flavor but they will definitely satisfy a craving for something sweet.

Thanks for reading!

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