Honey Sweetened, Chai Spiced Shortbread Cookies

This post is sponsored by RawSpiceBar, creators of freshly ground spice kits for wildly flavorful meals.

In this season, my counters seem to blanket a constant thin coating of flour as I prepare many of my honey sweetened goodies that my children look forward to each year. Polvorones, buñuelos de vientoalmond orange shortbread cookies, spritz cookies, buttered sugar cookiesSpanish turron, kringlasalted honey caramels, gingerbread, and eggnog.

Tis the season!

One of my favorite cookies that pairs beautifully with a warm cup of coffee or tea are buttered shortbread cookies. I prefer them plain, lightly sweetened, so that the rich buttery flavor shines through every soft crunchy bite.

Honey Sweetened, Chai Spiced Shortbread Cookies

This year; however, I wanted to add a little spice to my shortbread. I decided spice them up using a packet of Peppercorn Chai by RawSpiceBar.

This spice really added the kick I was looking for. The peppercorn shines through most bites. To compliment the flavors of the chai, I dipped each star in dark chocolate and sprinkled it with a bit of himalayan sea salt.

Honey Sweetened, Chai Spiced Shortbread Cookies

I really enjoyed how these flavors worked together, especially how simple it was to create something fabulous and new using the spice kit by RawSpiceBar.

If you’re not familiar with RawSpiceBar, they are a subscription based online company that sells whole, freshly ground spices. For $8 a month, they’ll send you three spice packets that professional chefs have curated and are then expertly toasted, ground and blended for maximum flavor.

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It’s a fun treat to receive in the mail once-a-month as they feature the flavors of different regions. Each spice kit is accompanied with a beautifully printed recipe card that makes using them practical and doable! Check out their recipes here!

If you have a foodie in your family or are teaching your children how to cook, RawSpiceBar spice kits are a great gift idea as you can buy or gift them in 1, 6, or 12 month subscriptions.

As part of our handicrafts time for homeschool, I’m teaching my children how to cook. I’m planning on using some of these spice kits with recipes as part of my curriculum 😉

Honey Sweetened Chai Shortbread Cookies

Honey Sweetened, Chai Spiced Shortbread Cookies

Yield: Makes about 50-60 small cookies.

Honey Sweetened, Chai Spiced Shortbread Cookies

Honey Sweetened, Chai Spiced Shortbread Cookies. A spiced up treat for the holidays!

Ingredients:

  • 3 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups sprouted einkorn flour (sub 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour)
  • 1 packet peppercorn chai spices by RawSpiceBar (sub 1 tbls chai spices)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate
  • himalayan sea salt (sub course salt)

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter and honey until combined, 1-2 minutes. Add the vanilla.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the flour, chai spices, and salt.
  4. With the stand mixer running on a low speed, add the flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time until just combined.
  5. Once combined, dump the cookie mixture onto a lightly floured surface. Bring together with your hands and shape it into a disc. Wrap it in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  6. Once chilled, rolled the dough onto a lightly floured surface 1/2" thick. Using a cookie cutter of your choice, cut the cookies out of the dough, place on a parchment lined cookie sheet, and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown. Repeat until all cookies have been, baked, and cooled completely.
  7. Once the cookies are cooled, in a small saucepan, melt the chocolate. Dip each cookie half in the chocolate, sprinkle with himalayan sea salt, and allow to cool and harden on a parchment lined cooling rack or baking sheet.
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What are your favorite cookies to make during the holiday season? Feel free to share some recipes in the comments below!

This post is sponsored by RawSpiceBar, creators of freshly ground spice kits for wildly flavorful meals.

Diana is a mother of three, proud wife, and humbled daughter of God. She finds the most joy meeting with Jesus in her organic gardens. She is completely blessed to be able to call herself a stay at home mom where she home educates her children, joyfully serves her husband, and cooks nourishing, real food, for her family. She loves connecting with people on facebook, google+, pinterest, and instagram.

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