• October 16, 2013

    Pumpkin Spice Chai Thumbprint Cookies

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    You may have noticed the silence around here last week… My best friend’s dog ran off last Monday and my hubby and I have been spending every available minute with them searching for their pup, posting flyers all over town, and babysitting their kids while they searched.  The good news is that they found him today!  He is doing fine and we are all so relieved to have him back safe and sound!

    To celebrate, I made cookies!  I have an incredible sweet tooth and October marks the beginning of the best time of year to indulge in sweet tooth satisfying snacks and treats.

    In an effort to resist fully participating in the Paleo diet, I have for you today the best cookies I’ve ever made.  That’s not saying much, really, because I usually burn cookies or make them so crumbly it’s impossible to get them up off the cookie sheet in one piece…  But, really, these are the best cookies you will ever eat.  And apparently anyone can make them.

    *grin*

    Adapted with minor adjustments from the recipe found here: http://passthesushi.com/chai-pumpkin-spice-thumbprints/

    Pumpkin Spice Chai Thumbprint Cookies

    By Erin Published: October 16, 2013

      You may have noticed the silence around here last week… My best friend’s dog ran off last Monday and my hubby and I have been …

      Ingredients

      Instructions

      1. IngredientsGather your ingredients and combine the cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg together; set aside.
      2. MixerCream the butter and sugar together with a hand mixer until fluffy. Add the chai concentrate, egg, and vanilla, mix well. Next, add the flour, baking soda, salt and 1/2 tsp. of the chai spice mixture you prepared earlier.
      3. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
      4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
      5. DoughRoll the cookie dough into 1 inch round balls and line them up on the baking sheets, leaving about an inch around all sides of the ball of dough.
      6. KissesBake the cookies for 12-15 minutes. Meanwhile, unwrap enough Kisses for your cookies.
      7. CookiesWhen cookies are done, immediately place Kisses in the center of each cookie and sprinkle with a little of the leftover spice mixture. Let the cookies cool completely before picking them up as the Kisses will sometimes fall through the middle, leaving you with a chai cookie doughnut.

      Pro Tips:

      The cooler the dough is, the better it will roll into balls for you.  As it warms up, the dough becomes more and more sticky.

      When you place the Kisses, be careful not to move them around too much until the cookies are totally cooled.  The dough is hot and chocolate melts so… it can get messy if you fiddle with it too much.

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