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Spicy Chai Cookies

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I am going a little chai crazy….and a little cake crazy… .and really, really Bliss Ball crazy. So one, or a combination of those three, might be all you are seeing from me over the next week or two. I hope you love those three things as much as I do. If not, there is another four hundred or so recipes on the site that can hopefully distract you until my next fad kicks in.


Spicy Chai Cookies

  • 1 cup dry roasted almonds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 10 medjool dates, seeds removed

Preheat your oven to 175°C or 350°F. Line a tray with baking paper.
Place the almonds and spices into your processor and blend at high speed until they resemble a flour consistency. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until the mixture resembles a fine, sticky crumb. Use your hands to press and shape the mixture into balls. Place the balls onto your prepared tray and use a fork to gently flatten them.
Bake for 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and cool on the tray for 10 minutes before gently transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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Wendywoo April 12, 2016 - 9:29 pm

Oh yum yum yum! I do hope this phase lasts for ages- all my favourite things! As I can’t use a processor, and I only have “ordinary” dried dates,do you think it would work if I soaked the dates first, then mashed everything up together, maybe increasing the almonds? So sorry I’ve not sent Elise a card recently, the site hasn’t been working for me. will try and send one today.xx

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Bianca Slade April 18, 2016 - 10:20 am

Don’t be sorry! You are lovely to think of us! Hmm, I am not sure if it will work but even as a granola it will be lovely, thats what O would perhaps try?

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Nadiia April 13, 2016 - 9:32 pm

1/4 teaspoon all spice? Which one for example ?

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Keile Green April 13, 2016 - 10:03 pm

allspice is a spice in itself …available everywhere =)

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Bianca Slade April 18, 2016 - 10:23 am

Thank YOU!

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Bianca Slade April 18, 2016 - 10:23 am

As Keile said All Spice is the name of the spice. I hope this helps. x

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Nikki Balani June 10, 2016 - 5:54 pm

How many cookies did you get out of this recipe please?

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Bianca Slade June 20, 2016 - 1:06 pm

I can’t recall sorry, maybe 10 – 12…

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Valeska Espinosa September 27, 2016 - 9:20 pm

Oh yum. I’m addicted!

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Bianca Slade October 13, 2016 - 7:41 pm

Thank YOU! Me too!

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Jo Summers February 28, 2017 - 12:25 pm

The smell of these fresh from the oven was absolutely amazing, thanks Bianca. We did, however, find them a touch dry. I couldn’t find any medjool dates, so after lots of googling I soaked some normal dates in boiling water then blitzed them. I used about 15, as I’d read that medjool dates were larger. Do you think my quantities were out? Or maybe I left them to cool on the oven trays for too long?
Anyway, thanks again for a fabulous recipe.

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Bianca Slade March 10, 2017 - 7:58 pm

Thank YOU!!! If you find medjool dates I would love to hear if this helps. The medjool dates are larger but also more moist. You could also try adding a tbs of coconut cream or almond butter x

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Illyria Whedon March 10, 2017 - 8:21 pm

Thanks Bianca. I found some fresh dates at our greengrocer (bangs head for not thinking to check there!). The mixture still looked a tad dry, so I added one egg yolk (an idea from an absolutely not healthy choc chip cookie recipe I use). Success … chewy, delicious goodness!
I didn’t think of coconut cream, but wouldn’t want to open a whole tin for just 1 tblsp unless I was making a curry soon. Almond or cashew butter? Yes, yes! Banging head again!
Anyhow, they went down so well with my SIL’s mum who can’t eat sugar so thank you!

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Bianca Slade April 2, 2017 - 12:18 pm

Perfect!! Thank YOU. I am glad they were enjoyed. x

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cherie March 25, 2017 - 4:04 pm

Hi Bianca, could I use some almond meal from a packet as I have some open and should use it up. I do love to dry roast almonds for my homemade muesli but maybe next time?

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Bianca Slade April 2, 2017 - 12:31 pm

You can try it, they wont be the same but will still be nice x

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Melisa Moon July 25, 2017 - 11:27 am

Made these yesterday with my 6 year old, they are so quick and easy and very yum. I added about a tablespoon of cashew butter as suggested in the comments. Thank you for the recipe x

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