Baking in autumn holds a special significance as it goes beyond creating delicious treats. It becomes a comforting and communal activity, bringing people together during a season often associated with warmth and togetherness. The aromas of spices like cinnamon and nutmeg evoke a sense of coziness, and the act of baking can be a shared experience that strengthens family bonds. Additionally, autumn baking allows for the exploration of seasonal ingredients, adding a unique and flavorful touch to homemade goodies. Overall, it's a way to celebrate the changing seasons and create cherished moments with loved ones.
AHURA Organic Herbal Loose Leaf Teas and cookies during holidays often symbolize warmth, hospitality, and togetherness. Sharing these treats can create a cozy atmosphere and foster meaningful connections during festive times. The practice is more cultural or personal than universal. AHURA organic loose leaf tea selection available here. Be sure to pair with the Chai Spice Oatmeal Cookies Recipe below:
Oatmeal Cookies with Chai Spices + Vegan Oatmeal Cookies Option
Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
- 1 cup organic all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/3 tsp. fine sea salt
- 3/4 tsp. organic cassia cinnamon powder
- 1/2 tsp. organic cardamom powder
- 1/4 tsp. organic ginger powder
- 1/8 tsp. organic clove powder
- 1/8 tsp. organic nutmeg powder
- 1 large organic free range egg + 1 egg yolk, room temperature (or vegan flax egg substitution found below)
- 3/4 cup plus + 2 Tbsp. organic butter, softened (or vegan butter substitute)
- 1 cup organic sugar
- 1/4 cup, packed, organic light brown sugar
- 1 tsp. organic vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups organic old fashioned rolled oats
- Preheat oven to 350 °F.
- Thoroughly whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, clove, and nutmeg. Set aside.
- Whisk together egg and egg yolk. Alternatively, mix together ingredients for vegan flax eggs. Set aside.
- In large bowl, beat together butter or vegan butter substitute with both sugars until completely blended and creamy.
- Thoroughly beat in eggs or vegan flax eggs mixture.
- Beat in vanilla extract.
- Mix dry ingredients into butter/sugars. *If you are using flax eggs, this is best done by hand.
- Mix in oats half at a time until well combined. Dough will be very thick and just a little sticky.
- Measure out 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball with your hands. Repeat with remaining dough.
- 10.Place balls about 2 1/2 inches apart on lined baking sheets.
- Bake about 7 minutes, rotate the cookie sheet 180 degrees, and bake until edges are golden brown, another 6-8 minutes.
- Transfer baking sheet to wire rack and let cookies cool on sheet for 5 minutes.
- Transfer cookies to wire rack and let cool completely.