Monday, October 13, 2014

Recipes from the book: Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Where have I been? Well, I'll get to that in a moment (no, nothing dramatic, no worries) but first you need to know about this wonderful thing called: Pumpkin Snickerdoodles.

Yes, pumpkin has taken over the cookies in our house. I mean, it's, what, a vegetable? Vegetables in cookies makes them healthy cookies. Yep, healthy. You read that right here on the internet, people, which makes it true. *wink*

I adore pumpkin. I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Muffins (with chocolate or cinnamon chips but not both at the same time, thank you!), Pumpkin Bread and... what else can we put pumpkin in? I even once made pasta with a pumpkin-Alfredo type sauce but I was the only one who ate it. It's so bad I have a canned pumpkin preference (Trader Joe's brand of organic pumpkin).

I love pumpkin so much it made a cameo in my (unpublished) book, if food can make a cameo. In one of the first pages, the main character walks into the bakery for her shift and comments, "Pumpkin cookies?"

"Of course! It's the first day of October!" replies the owner.

The cookies mentioned in the book are inspired by this recipe over at A Bitchin' Kitchen. They are perfect on a cold, rainy fall day with a cup of hot tea (or coffee or coco or milk). My kids nibble on them when they come home from school; in fact, they should come out of the oven right as school let's out, just in time to spoil their dinner!

I am notorious for making changes to recipes but I don't change much, if anything, about these cookies. Instead of the different spices, I use a heaping teaspoon of Pumpkin Spice in the dough and in the sugar coating. Now, I like my world pumpkin spice-y, but you may not so adjust (or not) according to your preference.

The only thing that I think would make these cookies even better would be to eat them while reading my book but we're still working on getting an agent for it. Maybe it's just waiting for an agent who adores pumpkin?

Want more pumpkin recipes? I have them on Pinterest! Follow my Pumpkin Everything! board.