The Ultimate Chai-fecta: Chai Cookies, Chai Truffles, and Chai Rice Pudding Recipes
Oh chai, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways! Nothing says Christmas like a spicy cup of chai tea. If you’re looking for more ways to enjoy this festive flavor, we’ve got three recipes you’re going to love. Introducing The Ultimate Chai-fecta! See what we did there? ;) Put our Chai Cookies, Chai Truffles, and Chai Rice Pudding on your to-make list STAT. You won’t regret it.
These slice-and-bake cookies are guaranteed to become your new favorite holiday treat. PS – they taste like Christmas.
<br/>– 1 cup butter, softened
– 1 cup sugar
– 2 eggs
– 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
– 3 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon
– 3/4 teaspoon cardamom
– 3/4 teaspoon allspice
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream the butter and sugar, until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix to combine.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom, and allspice. Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl.
3. Form the dough into a log and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 30-45 minutes.
4. Slice the log into 1/4-inch thick cookie slices. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Enjoy!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream the butter and sugar, until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix to combine.
Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom, and allspice. Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl.
Form the dough into a log and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 30-45 minutes.
Slice the log into 1/4-inch thick cookie slices. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
Ta-da! These would go perfectly with a cup of tea or hot cocoa.
What! Chai Truffles? You won’t believe how good these spicy chocolates taste.
<br/>– 6 ounces dark chocolate
– 2 tablespoons butter
– 6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
– 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
– 1/2 teaspoon allspice
– powdered sugar (optional)
1. Finely chop the chocolate and place in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, heavy whipping cream, cinnamon, cardamom, and allspice. Heat.
2. Pour the cream mixture over the chopped chocolate. Let sit for 60 seconds.
3. Stir to combine. Chill for 30-60 minutes. Scoop the chocolate into balls, roll in your hands, and toss in powdered sugar. Enjoy!
Finely chop the chocolate and place in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, heavy whipping cream, cinnamon, cardamom, and allspice. Heat. Pour the cream mixture over the chopped chocolate. Let sit for 60 seconds.
Stir to combine. Chill for 30-60 minutes.
Scoop the chocolate into balls, roll in your hands, and toss in powdered sugar.
Don’t these look like little snowballs? So festive!
This is the easiest rice pudding you will ever make. Seriously.
<br/>– 2 cups cooked Arborio rice
– 2 1/2 cups whole milk
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon
– 1 teaspoon cardamom
– 1 teaspoon allspice
1. In a large saucepan, combine the cooked rice, milk, and sugar. Simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice has absorbed most of the milk.
2. Add vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, and allspice to the rice. Stir to combine. Enjoy!
In a large saucepan, combine the cooked rice, milk, and sugar. Simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice has absorbed most of the milk. Add vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, and allspice to the rice.
Stir to combine.
What did we tell you? So simple!
Time for a group shot! Our chai-fecta is looking pretty good, don’t you think? Which recipe will you make first?
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
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Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
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The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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