Thumbprint Cookies with Chai Spices
"A holiday cookie favorite infused with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom chai spices."
-- @morethanyoucanchew
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 10mins
Serves or Makes: 20 cookies


  • 1 3/ 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 3/ 4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/ 3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/ 3 cup raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon jam, of choice


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375ºF.

  • Step 2

    Whisk together dry ingredients in a bowl. Set aside. Beat butter, egg, sugars and vanilla in a large bowl until creamy. Mix dry ingredients into wet until just combined.

  • Step 3

    Roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Make a round well in the dough balls. You can use your thumb or the end of a wooden spoon. Do not push too deep so that the baking sheet is visible in the well.

  • Step 4

    Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon jam into each well. It is okay to somewhat over fill but try not to under fill.

  • Step 5

    Bake for 8-10 minutes. Carefully set on a cooling rack and serve cookies room temperature.