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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

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?

Nadiia April 13, 2016 - 9:32 pm

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

Keile Green April 13, 2016 - 10:03 pm

allspice is a spice in itself …available everywhere =)

Bianca Slade April 18, 2016 - 10:23 am

Thank YOU!

Bianca Slade April 18, 2016 - 10:23 am

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

Nikki Balani June 10, 2016 - 5:54 pm

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

Bianca Slade June 20, 2016 - 1:06 pm

I can’t recall sorry, maybe 10 – 12…

Valeska Espinosa September 27, 2016 - 9:20 pm

Oh yum. I’m addicted!

Bianca Slade October 13, 2016 - 7:41 pm

Thank YOU! Me too!

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.

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

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!

Bianca Slade April 2, 2017 - 12:18 pm

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

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?

Bianca Slade April 2, 2017 - 12:31 pm

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

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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