Welcome the Fall Season with Chai Pumpkin Spice Cookies

With fall just around the corner we are seeing loads of decorating and cooking ideas pop up on pinterest.  So, let’s talk a little about the change of seasons and all things we anticipate for fall….  like pumpkin spice.

To begin, we must start the baking season off right.  As our houses cool and we are more apt to warming the oven we begin looking forward to all the delicious goodies we prepare.  Here is a delectable recipe that we came across on Pinterest from PassTheSushi.com.  Combining the perfect balance of pumpkin and spice, these Chai Pumpkin Spice Thumbprint cookies satiate our fall palate.

Chai Pumpkin Spice Thumbprints

adapted from The Curvy Carrot

(Dig these Chai Pumpkin Spice Cookies on Pinterest)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chai concentrate
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teas vanilla extract
  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teas baking soda
  • 1/8 teas salt
  • 1/2 teas chai spice mix
  • 22-24 Pumpkin spice Hershey’s Kisses (found at Target in the early fall)

Preparation:

Combine the butter and sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer and cream at medium speed until fluffy, or with a hand mixer, for about 2-3 minutes. Add the egg, chai concentrate,  and the vanilla, mix until combined. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl as necessary. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Using your hands, roll the dough into 22 to 24 1 inch round balls. Place the dough balls on parchment paper lined baking sheets and sprinkle chai spice mix lightly over cookies.

Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes. Meanwhile, unwrap kisses.

Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately place pumpkin kisses in the center of each cookie. Don’t touch or the kisses will turn into puddles! Cool completely.

Keep your eyes open for Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses to appear at your local Target store so you can enjoy this delicious fall treat!

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