Autumn Almond Chai Cookies
(Adapted from Canadian Living)
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (*could substitute gluten free flour)
1 cup almond meal
1 1/2 tsp ground loose-leaf chai tea
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp almond extract
About 30 whole almonds
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and almond extract until soft and combined.
In a separate bowl, whisk flour, ground almonds, chai tea (you can cut open a chai tea bag to get the loose leaves), baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. Stir into the butter mixture in three parts until well combined.
Roll 1 tbsp size of the dough into balls. Place approx. 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Gently press 1 whole almond into the very centre of each ball.
Bake 1 cookie sheet at a time until light-golden in colour – about 12 minutes.
Makes about 30 cookies.
|Cooling off, right from the oven!|
I like the idea of having these little cookies in my purse in case I need a bite of warmth in my cold autumn day… Like in this embroidered Dolce & Gabbana Little Miss Charles Tapestry bag…
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