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Chai-Iced Pumpkin CookiesMakes about 3 dozen | Recipe adapted from Petite Kitchenesse

IngredientsCookies
2½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup butter (1 stick), softened
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cloves
½ tsp salt
1½ cups sugar
1 cup pumpkin purée
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Icing
2 cups confectionery sugar
1 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Chai Spice black tea bag
3 tbsp milk

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Combine  flour, spices, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.

2. Mix together the butter and sugar in a separate bowl. Continue to stir while adding the pumpkin, vanilla and egg. When the mixture is creamy, stir in the dry ingredients until smooth. 

3. You can thicken your batter by refrigerating it for half an hour. Afterwards, drop tablespoons of batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15–20 minutes, or until the edges turn a light golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely before frosting.

4. For the icing: Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat and add milk. Steep chai tea bag in the liquid for 5 minutes, then discard. Add the vanilla and sugar, and mix until it thickens into a smooth icing.

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Chai-Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen | Recipe adapted from Petite Kitchenesse

Ingredients
Cookies
2½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup butter (1 stick), softened
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cloves
½ tsp salt
1½ cups sugar
1 cup pumpkin purée
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Icing
2 cups confectionery sugar
1 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Chai Spice black tea bag
3 tbsp milk

Directions
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Combine flour, spices, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.

2. Mix together the butter and sugar in a separate bowl. Continue to stir while adding the pumpkin, vanilla and egg. When the mixture is creamy, stir in the dry ingredients until smooth.

3. You can thicken your batter by refrigerating it for half an hour. Afterwards, drop tablespoons of batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15–20 minutes, or until the edges turn a light golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely before frosting.

4. For the icing: Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat and add milk. Steep chai tea bag in the liquid for 5 minutes, then discard. Add the vanilla and sugar, and mix until it thickens into a smooth icing.

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Recipe: Lemon Honey Chamomile Cookies


photo credit: Snixy Kitchen

If you love chamomile, you simply must try this cookie recipe from Snixy Kitchen! Chamomile, lemon and honey make an amazing flavor combination for a fresh and light springtime cookie. Be warned though…these cookies are GOOD and won’t last long!

We recommend Stash Chamomile Herbal Tea or Stash Organic Chamomile Herbal Tea for this recipe.

Lemon Honey Chamomile Cookies
Makes about 50 cookies

2¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
5 chamomile tea bags or 4 tablespoons loose leaf tea
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest of 2 large lemons
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
6 tablespoons honey
½ cup sugar for rolling cookies

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

If using loose leaf tea bags, food process the chamomile tea until it is fine. I also sifted it through a strainer to get rid of any larger pieces that wouldn’t grind.

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, finely ground tea, and salt in a medium bowl.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in egg, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice, and honey.

Slowly add the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.

Drop teaspoon-sized balls of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet about an inch apart.

Bake 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned.