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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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Hot Chocolate ChaiServes two | Recipe adapted from Cook Republic

IngredientsHot chocolate
1½ cups milk
1/4 cup thickened cream
2½ tbsp hot chocolate powder

Chai
3 tsp Caravan black tea
1 large cinnamon stick
2 whole pods of star anise
3 cups hot water

Directions
1. Begin by steeping the black tea, star anise and cinnamon stick in the hot water for five minutes. Strain the tea and set aside the cinnamon and star anise.

2. Heat the milk and cream in a saucepan over medium heat. When the milk becomes hot enough to foam at the edges, combine the hot chocolate, star anise, cinnamon and one cup of the chai tea made earlier. Simmer the mixture over low heat and stir for about five minutes until the drink is piping hot.

3. Pour into mugs, dust the tops with chocolate powder and serve.

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Hot Chocolate Chai
Serves two | Recipe adapted from Cook Republic

Ingredients
Hot chocolate
1½ cups milk
1/4 cup thickened cream
2½ tbsp hot chocolate powder

Chai
3 tsp Caravan black tea
1 large cinnamon stick
2 whole pods of star anise
3 cups hot water

Directions
1. Begin by steeping the black tea, star anise and cinnamon stick in the hot water for five minutes. Strain the tea and set aside the cinnamon and star anise.

2. Heat the milk and cream in a saucepan over medium heat. When the milk becomes hot enough to foam at the edges, combine the hot chocolate, star anise, cinnamon and one cup of the chai tea made earlier. Simmer the mixture over low heat and stir for about five minutes until the drink is piping hot.

3. Pour into mugs, dust the tops with chocolate powder and serve.

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Chai Tea TrufflesMakes about 15 truffles

Ingredients
4 oz (113 g) dark chocolate bar
1 tbsp nonsalted butter
1/4 cup (2 oz) heavy whipping cream
3 tsp Chai Spice black tea
Coating (nuts, shaved chocolate, cocoa powder, sprinkles)

Directions
1. Chop up the chocolate and set aside in a heat-proof bowl. Combine the butter, cream and tea (loose or in a cheesecloth sack) in a small saucepan over medium heat. After bringing the mixture to just boiling, take the saucepan off the heat and let it sit for a couple of minutes.

2. Strain out the tea leaves, then pour the cream over the chopped chocolate and stir. The chocolate should be completely smooth; if not, heat it up in a microwave for 20 seconds. Cover the bowl and leave in the refrigerator for several hours, until the chocolate is firm. 

3. Once firm, use a spoon, melon baller or your hands to form the chocolate into small balls. The chocolate will begin to melt upon contact, so make sure you have your coating ready. You can use anything as coating; just roll the truffles in it.

4. Keep the truffles in the refrigerator on parchment paper or a plate until they’re firm, then serve.

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Chai Tea Truffles
Makes about 15 truffles

Ingredients
4 oz (113 g) dark chocolate bar
1 tbsp nonsalted butter
1/4 cup (2 oz) heavy whipping cream
3 tsp Chai Spice black tea
Coating (nuts, shaved chocolate, cocoa powder, sprinkles)

Directions
1. Chop up the chocolate and set aside in a heat-proof bowl. Combine the butter, cream and tea (loose or in a cheesecloth sack) in a small saucepan over medium heat. After bringing the mixture to just boiling, take the saucepan off the heat and let it sit for a couple of minutes.

2. Strain out the tea leaves, then pour the cream over the chopped chocolate and stir. The chocolate should be completely smooth; if not, heat it up in a microwave for 20 seconds. Cover the bowl and leave in the refrigerator for several hours, until the chocolate is firm.

3. Once firm, use a spoon, melon baller or your hands to form the chocolate into small balls. The chocolate will begin to melt upon contact, so make sure you have your coating ready. You can use anything as coating; just roll the truffles in it.

4. Keep the truffles in the refrigerator on parchment paper or a plate until they’re firm, then serve.