I was eying that chai oatmeal recipe I've been playing with, and I realized that it would make an AWESOME cookie. So I found a oatmeal cookie recipe and added in the appropriate spices, and oh. my. goodness. They came out soft, pretty, and so good I had to sit down. They are even better dipped in milk.
The recipe after I modified it:
* 1 cup butter, softened
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1 cup packed brown sugar
* 2 eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
* 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered cardamom
* 1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
* 3 cups quick cooking oats
In a medium bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and spices; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie slightly.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
I probably only chilled the dough for about 30 minutes, but they came out just fine, really. I don't understand why it's chilled... to harden up before you make it into balls? I found it easier to let it warm up a bit before making it into balls, so I probably defeated the whole purpose, but they still tasted amazing. I might not share them.