Chai Pumpkin Spice Thumbprints

Chai Pumpkin Spice Thumbprints

From the Thermador and Tastespotting Ultimate Recipe Contest

Submitted by: Kita Roberts


These little cookies were the product of a bag of under-loved Pumpkin Spice Cookies and the desire to make something Kita's step-mom would love and share with co-workers. They are easily adaptable and perfect for anytime in the fall or winter. Stock up on the Pumpkin Spice Kisses when you can find them!


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

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.