Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cinnamon Pumpkin Cookies

Sheesh, you guys. I knew last week was going to be crazy, with the holiday and all, but not nearly as hectic as it was. I feel like I've had 2 seconds to myself in the last 7 days or so. Besides hosting Thanksgiving at our house, I had the funky cold from Hades, we had a water leak the day before the holiday, I had more MRI's done, and finally, the hubby got the new iPhone he's been dreaming of after we drove 256 miles to get it. Needless to say, it's been cray-cray around here. 


Cold is gone. Yippee! 

Water leak was fixed and Thanksgiving prep was finished. Thank goodness.

MRI's were completed. They weren't fun, but they are done. I loathe whoever created those detestable machines.

The hubby loves his new phone ๐Ÿ˜

So, yeah. Sorry for not posting for a week, I really didn't have a lot of spare time to make it happen otherwise. Let's talk about cookies to make up for it!

I loooooooove pumpkin cookies. Love, love, love them. Actually, I just really love pumpkin in general. Such a great ingredient and perfect for baking into cookies. The flavor profile of these cookies fits right into that "spice-cake" category, so if you have any spice-cake lovers in your family, these cookies will be a hit. 

They kind of reminded me of a snickerdoodle, as the cookies are rolled in a cinnamon-sugar combo before being popped in the oven. We love snickerdoodles in this house, so that was fine by us!

You are going to need some spices for these cookies- cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. The standard pumpkin pie spice, if you will. 

The recipe utilizes cinnamon chips which pair perfectly with the pumpkin dough. 

A quick dip in cinnamon sugar-


And devour! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

The hubby was a big fan of these, which surprised me zero. There's hardly anything that boy likes as much as spice cake ๐Ÿ˜‚

That's it for me today. I've got a foodie project to work on that I'm super excited for! After my MRI's this weekend in Lexington, the hubby and I hit up a local restaurant downtown. We just chose at random, hoping for the best and oh boy, did it deliver! I got a salmon dish that was served over this amazing vegetable medley of sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, carrots, kale, pecans, and cranberries. I thought I hated sweet potato! Turns out I don't when it's done right. So, that's what I'm up to today. Trying to recreate this amazing vegetable dish. Wish me luck! ๐Ÿ˜

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Ingredients (makes ~36 cookies):

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temp
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
3/4 cup pumpkin puree (I used canned pumpkin)
1 large egg, room temp
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup cinnamon chips

1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Lightly coat 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray, set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
3. In a stand mixer, combine butter and both sugars. Cream together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. And the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Mix until just combined. Using a spatula, fold in the cinnamon chips.
4. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.
5. Using a 1-tbsp cookie scoop, scoop out dough and roll into balls. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place dough on cookie sheet 2 inches apart, about 12 to a sheet. Lightly press down on the dough balls. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are lightly brown. Remove from oven, and allow cookies to cool on sheet for 5 minutes. Remove cookies to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before storage. 

Looking for other fall cookie recipes? Try these!



  1. Oh no, a water leak just before Thanksgiving? You weren't alone, our local mall had a water main break on black Friday... talk about timing! These cookies look amazing!

    1. Yes, that leak definitely could have had better timing! Not to mention it only leaked for about 12 hours but our bill was enormous ๐Ÿ˜ก Gotta love being a homeowner! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Your cookies will be a hit with my office crew who are always asking for cookies with cinnamon in them!
    I love when dinners out are so good that we need to recreate the dishes :) Have a great week!!

    1. I'm still working on that dish! It was just so amazing, I keep thinking about it. I'm getting closer, I'm hoping the next run is the final so I can share the recipe! ๐Ÿ˜‰


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