Taste of Autumn

12:56:00 PM

It's actually October, can you believe it? We only have 2 more months left of 2015. What a year.
With October, comes crisp weather, colorful leaves and pumpkin.everything.
I went home a few weeks ago, mostly to celebrate my dads birthday and also get away from my roommates crazy sleeping schedule. The drive from Uni to my hometown isn't very long and I was very excited to use my mom and step-dads new oven!
We were making Pumpkin Cookies! These are always a family favorite this time of year, and they're delicious to eat!
Pumpkin Cookies

Here's what you'll need:

Two bowls
A mixer
2.5 cupes all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1.5 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter (softened) 
1 cup Pumpkin puree
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Frosting (you can use vanilla or cream cheese frosting) 

Preheat Oven to 350* Fahrenheit, (176 Celsius)
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in one of your bowls
Beat sugar and butter in your other bowl until well blended, beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla until smooth.
Add in dry ingredients

Line baking sheets with parchment paper (or you can grease them, I prefer parchment paper because it's less of a mess to clean up after! )
Drop dough in tablespoon amounts and gently press down just a bit.
They don't spread too much!
Bake cookies for 15-18 minutes. I did mine for 15 and they were perfectly moist! 
Autumn food
Now you've got naked pumpkin cookies! ( I had actually not pressed mine down as much but they still turned out nicely!)
Here comes the fun part.
With whatever frosting you've decided to use, spread just a bit over the tops of the cookies

How beautiful, right?

Letting the cookies sit for a bit actually helped in bringing out the pumpkin flavor, and as difficult as it is not not actually eat them fresh out of the oven, it's worth the wait!
I hope you give this recipe a try! I cannot wait until Christmas to bake more holiday cookies! If you have any recipes you think I should try out, leave them for me in the comments! If you do try these out make sure to take a photo and send it to me! 

What is your favorite fall food? I hope the weather hasn't cooled down too much for you! 
Have a great rest of your weeks! 

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  1. these cookies look really nice, you just made me really hungry! haha x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

    1. They were amazing! I've eaten them all by now! :) Guess I will have to make up some more! xx

  2. These sound really interesting, I'll have to give them a go at some point! look delicious! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

    1. They are amazing! I hope you like them! :) x

  3. These look so good, I'm craving cookies now! x

    Bethan Likes

    1. They were amazing! You should definitely go and find some! :) x

  4. These look so yummy! Pumpkin is definitely an autumnal flavour so I bet these are just perfect xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

    1. They are! I wish I had a whole mini fridge of them! haha :) x

  5. Pumpkin cookies sound soooo good, so perfect for this time of the year as well - definitely want to give them a go!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. Can't wait to know what you think about them!

  6. Yesterday I bought two pumpkins to carve so might as well bake some cookies! They look so yummy haha
    Anna x

  7. Amazing recipe! :)
    They look sooo tasty!
    xx, Anna Lea


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