Oh my goodness, I’m excited for Fall! Spring and Fall and my favorite seasons, but Fall with the spices, colorful leaves, crispness in the air, and football may just cause this season to be my favorite. I had found an amazing cookie recipe that I was dying to make as soon as it stopped being a thousand degrees outside.
This week I’ve been visiting my parents’ house and my dad kept hinting at wanting dessert, so I promised I’d make him something. With it officially being Fall, I knew just the sweet treat to bake for him…Pumpkin Snickerdoodle cookies – thank you very much Pinterest! I think I’ve only made snickerdoodles a time or two before, but to pump it up with some Fall flavors sounded like something I had to try.
So here’s the situation…you have your normal snickerdoodle cookie (ie-a butter and sugar-filled dough that is rolled in cinnamon sugar), but everything gets pumped up just a bit. With the dough, canned pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and nutmeg are used to give the cookie itself some flavor and umph…yes, umph is a technical cooking term, I’m pretty sure. 😉
Once the dough is chilled a bit, it gets rolled into a cinnamon sugar mixture that is kicked up a notch with ground ginger and allspice. Allspice just screams Fall! Then the cookies are baked and wow does the kitchen smell divine!!
The pumpkin adds a very subtle flavor to the cookies, so you could always add more to the cookie dough and just balance it with a bit more flour to keep the consistency right. But let’s just say that these cookies were a hit to say the least. I had them cooling when my dad got in from harvesting in the field, and he said he’s “up to 5 cookies now”, because every time he walked by them he felt the need to eat one! Definitely a home run! I love the subtle flavors, and the soft, chewy quality of the cookie.
Do everyone you remotely care about a GIANT favor, and bake up these cookies stat! They are a fabulous way to welcome in one of my favorite season. Click here for the recipe and step by step instructions!
What I was cooking up a year ago: Kicking Up Oatmeal a Notch
Holy bananas and oatmeal, Batman! This recipe is one of my favorite breakfast or lunch (or heck even dinner!) meals. It is a cinch to make, full of lovely flavor, and super filling! This is the third time I’ve mentioned this particular recipe, so that means that it’s SO DELICIOUS, so be sure to click the link and give this a shot! You’ll be satisfied you did!!
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