Cherry chai thumbprint cookies

Cherry chai thumbprint cookies

     1 cup (2 sticks) butter
     1 cup packed brown sugar
     1/8 cup granulated sugar
     2 eggs
     2 teaspoons vanilla
     1 1/2 cup flour
     1 teaspoon baking soda
     pinch of salt
     1 teaspoon cinnamon

     3 cups old fashioned oats 
     1 jar Cherry Chai Jam

     1/3 cup pepitas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix well. Stir in the vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing until fully incorporated.

Mix in the oats, pepitas, and 1 teaspoon of the Cherry Chai Jam.

Place scoops of oatmeal cookie dough 2 inches apart on a greased or parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Use your thumb to make a hollow well in the each cookie.

Use a piping bag or a spoon to put a dollop of Cherry Chai Jam in the center of each cookie.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the cookies look fully baked and the edges are golden.