Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sassy Sweets: Peppercorn Chai Sugar Cookies

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I love baking for the holidays - I think it was ingrained in my from my mom who every year around Thanksgiving would pull out all of her cookbooks and her and Dad (and us kids) got to pick a cookie for her to make that season.  She used to make 12 different cookies and we would bring huge platters of cookies to my aunt's house.  I remember us bringing cookies EVERYWHERE in December.  Mom is still a cookie machine and I enjoy matching her cookie for cookie.

This year though is a little different.  John and I bought a house the week of Thanksgiving and we've been spending every spare moment (which in my life with a week in Europe, holiday parties, etc. is not much) at the house / packing our current apartment!  That means that my normal favorite Christmas activities (getting a tree and decorating, festive decorations, and Christmas lights) have been curtailed for the moment.

It's hard having everything in 2 different places - the baking stuff is in the new house, the cookie sheets are in the apartment!  How to wrangle two different places is something we will luckily only be doing for another week or so until the repairs are done and we can move in.  When Raw Spice Bar gave me the opportunity to test some of their spice packets, I thought of course - I could use all the help I can get right now!  Their Peppercorn Chai spice mix intrigued me - in the same way my life is in 2 different places, this spice mix is too!  With my cookie making lacking this year, cookies were an obvious choice and they were the hit of the office when compared to the 5 flavors I made this year - no one could get over how good they were and they are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee or for the not-so-sweet lovers in your life.  Crispy on the outside but soft inside and literally bursting with flavor.

Raw Spice Bar makes a great last minute Christmas gift for every Foodie in your life!  I certainly would be thrilled to find it under the tree this year (hint, hint John!).  They have a quarterly subscription package but if that's not for you - you can also order the spices you want in a one-off.  You can find all of their individual spices HERE.  Even better, they've recently introduced gift sets for those aspiring chefs in your life.  I know John's been eyeing the ground chiles kit!
Peppercorn Chai Sugar Cookies
Serves:  24 (48 cookies)
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 package Raw Spice Bar Peppercorn Chai Spice Blend (.3 ounces / 3 teaspoons approximately)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar

In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar for 3-5 minutes until sugar is totally dissolved.  Add in eggs and vanilla extract, mixing until fully combined.  Add flour, Raw Spice Bar Chai Spice Blend, baking powder, and salt.  Combine until a soft dough forms (it will be sticky!).  Add flour to your hands and separate the dough into 4.  Roll each piece of dough into a cylinder (keep in mind the short side is going to be the size of the cookie so keep them short and stout!).  Roll the dough in decorating sugar and tightly wrap in plastic wrap.

Refrigerate at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Coat a baking sheet with cookie spray or a cookie mat.  Remove the logs from the fridge one at a time.  Cut each log into 1/4 inch rounds and lay each cookie on the prepared baking sheet, leaving an inch on either side.  Bake for 6-8 minutes, until the bottoms are a light golden brown.  Cool completely before handling (they will crumble otherwise!).

*We got these spices courtesy of Raw Spice Bar but the opinions and recipe are all my own!

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  1. نقدم لكم عملائنا الكرام افضل شركة تنظيف ومكافحة حشرات بالمنطقة الشرقية والتي من خلالها تستطيعون الحصول علي افضل خدمات التنظيف الشاملة لجميع اركان المنزل فمع شركة المثالية للتنظيف انتم دائما في امان فتعد شركة المثالية للتنظيف بالقطيف افضل شركة متخصصة في تنظيف المنازل والشقق والفلل والمجالس والبيوت والكنب والسجاد والمفروشات بالقطيف وكذلك بجميع مدن ومحافظات المنطقة الشرقية بالمملكة العربية السعودية , تعتمد شركة المثالية للتنظيف بالقطيف علي افضل واحدث اجهزة التنظيف المثالية والتي من خلالها نسنطيع نقديم افضل خدمات التنظيف الشاملة للمنازل والمجالس بافضل جودة ممكنة وبارخص الاسعار المثالية فعندما نبحث عن افضل شركة تنظيف بالمنطقة الشرقيو فنحن بحاجة الي شركة المثالية للتنظيف التي لديها الخبرة الكبيرة والامكانيات الكبيرة والقدرة الهائلة علي خدمة عملائها بالاستعانة بامهر العمالة ذات الخبرة الكبيرة في مجالات التنظيف منذ عشرات السنوات ولم تغفل شركة المثالية للتنظيف فروعها الاخري بل اننا نقدم افضل خدماتنا بالاحساء من خلال شركة المثالية للتنظيف بالاحساء التي تستطيع توفير كافة الامكانيات اللازمة لتنفيز خدمات النظافة الشاملة بالاحساء وكذلك مدن محافظات المنطقة الشرقية فكل هذا تستطيعون الحصول علية من خلال
    شركة المثالية للتنظيف بالاحساء
    كما ان شركة المثالية للتنظيف لم تغفل افضل الخدمات واكثرها اهمية لعملائها وهي خدمة مكافحة الحشرات فلدينا شركة المثالية لمكافحة الحشرات التي تسستطيع تقديم خدمة ابادة الحشرات الطائرة والزاحفة بجميع انواعها باستخدام افضل المبيدات الامنة والنظيفة ذات التاثير القوي والفعال علي الحشرات والتي من خلالها نضمن لعملاء شركة المثالية لمكافحة الحشرات بالاحساء العيش في منزل امن خالي من الحشرات بجميع انواعها فلدينا الخدمات الاتية
    شركة المثالية لمكافحة الحشرات
    شركة المثالية لمكافحة الحشرات بالاحساء
    شركة المثالية لمكافحة الحشرات بالدمام


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