These Tealight cookies will make your house smell wonderful!
This is something that came to me one day while I was in the middle of some projects for this blog. It sort of made sense as I thought about it. I was using some spices and the idea to make a dough that gives off a sweet-smelling scent was pressing on me.
So I grabbed the flour, some mixed spice, some cinnamon powder, and vanilla to use for the liquid. I did not want to use any water at all to dilute the spices.
I also thought I need to add lots of salt to see if the salt would serve as a preservative for the dough so it would not need to be refrigerated after it is done.
I know that cookies do not last long outside of a sealed package or outside of the refrigerator. So salt being antibacterial and anti-fungal in its properties, should help me along somehow.
I use one cup of flour, three tablespoons of salt, two tablespoons of mixed spices for baking, two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and I never measured the vanilla but I used just enough to make the mixture into a dough.
Then I formed some smaller round balls that were just big enough to facilitate the metal outer casing of the tealight.
The next step was to flour a cutting board and place each of the balls on the floured area and place the tealight on top of the ball and press down on the tealight only so the ball will be flattened and the tealight sits into a flat grove made molded into its own shape.
At this point, the project is almost at its finishing point. The most critical point though, maybe to light that candle!
I think by now you get the idea of what the tealight companion/ tealight cookies is all about and how it will work.
I made eight from my mixture, I did not want to place tealight on all the cookies so I made the molded grove into all of them to facilitate a tealight when it is needed.
Then its time to light the candles and see how the aroma flairs off.
So the tealight’s metal casing heats up and baked the cookies and can I tell you how wonderful the house smells while it was burning.
Just think about the aroma of cinnamon, mixed spice, and vanilla all combined and heated. Awesome! Someone will think you are baking cookies for real!
Some of them were not baked by the tealights so I placed them in the sun the next day and they got dried and preserved.
So these tealight companions or tealight cookies are preserved by salt and dehydration.
I placed all of them in an open container at a section of my room and every time I pass them I get a reminder that they are there. The delightful aroma just greets me and give me such a pleasant vibe!
Every time I want to get back that sweet aroma I just light a tealight on one or a few of them.
- 1 cup flour
- 3 Tablespoons salt
- 2 Tablespoons cinnamon powder
- 2 tablespoons mixed spice for baking
- Vanilla extract- enough to form a dough
- Mixing bowl
- Mix all the dry ingredients together and make a hole in the center
- Pour in the vanilla and mix into a dough.
- Cut up the dough into six to eight small pieces and form them into balls.
- Place the balls on a floured surface and press the tealight into the balls to form a flat circle that slightly rises on the metal part of the tealight.
- Light the tealight to bake the cookies or put them in the sun to dry them.
- The aroma of cookies baking will fill the air when the tealight is burning.
- You may also bake them in the oven if you want, but that is not necessary.
- Every time you want that nice aroma, light the tealight on one of them.
The scent is strongest when it is freshly made.
The dough is preserved by salt and dehydration.