How To Make Chai Pumpkin Spice Thumbprints

Chai pumpkin spice thumbprints are tiny cookies with great big taste! Flavors of pumpkin and chai pair with soft, chewy cookies to make the perfect fall treat!

How To Make Chai Pumpkin Spice Thumbprints

How To Make Chai Pumpkin Spice Thumbprints
How To Make Chai Pumpkin Spice Thumbprints


  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chai concentrate see link in notes for the kind I used
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp teas baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chai spice mix<–click here for a link to the chai spice mix recipe
  • 22-24 Pumpkin spice Hershey’s Kisses found at Target in the early fall


  1. Combine the butter and sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer and cream at medium speed until fluffy, or with a hand mixer, for about 2-3 minutes.

  2. Add the egg, chai concentrate, and the vanilla, mix until combined. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl as necessary.

  3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  5. Using your hands, roll the dough into 22 to 24 1 inch round balls.

  6. Place the dough balls on parchment paper lined baking sheets and sprinkle chai spice mix lightly over cookies.

  7. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes. Meanwhile, unwrap kisses.
  8. Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately place pumpkin kisses in the center of each cookie.

  9. Don’t touch or the kisses will turn into puddles! Cool completely.


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