Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Best Ever Fall Cookies

Let me start with an apology.  Seriously I have no idea what happened to September.  I meant to blog, really I did.  Things just got busy, my schedule has been hectic, but I am finally starting to get the hang of it.  I spent a lot of time outdoors, some of it working taking family portraits and some of it wandering alone and even a little of it camping with my family.  There was peace to be found amongst the insanity and I honestly feel so much better and more centered now.  I can see clearly.  I have ideas, lots of them and I'm ready to get down to business.  Fall feels refreshing to me and I am excited about all of the projects I want to take on.  So I apologize for the missing person act, I promise to not let it happen to often in the future.

Now on to the Fall goodness.  Oh, I love Fall.  I love pumpkin spice lattes and caramel lattes and pumpkins and pumpkin flavored baked goods and Halloween and Halloween candy and, well okay you get the picture.  So to really get into the swing of things I felt compelled to make the most awesome fall cookie ever.  It really is so good and the flavor is dead on Fall.  The only thing I wish was different is the slight cake like texture.  I have yet to incorporate pumpkin into a cookie and not get a cake like texture, I think it has to do with the moisture content of the pumpkin.  But the taste makes up for it and a lot of people seem to even prefer that texture in a cookie.

Best Ever Fall Cookie

2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. white sugar
1c. margarine softened
2 eggs
3/4 c. canned pumpkin
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp all spice
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
2 c. butterscotch chips
1 c. pecans
In a bowl combine softened margarine and both sugars and beat until fluffy.  Add in eggs and vanilla stir until combined.  In another bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix until combined.  Add to wet ingredients and stir until combined.  Add both chips and nuts and stir by hand until ingredients are incorporated.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 8-10 minutes.

Oh and just because I think these recipes look super yummy for fall and I love the cute blackbirds I am sharing these Paula Deen Recipes that I am planning on using for a big fall party that we are throwing next week.
Blackbird Pie

and this amazing looking pumpkin gingerbread trifle


  1. Oh my.. those cookies look ridiculous!!! I must have some this weekend! :) Thanks for sharing & welcome back!

  2. YUM !!! I too love everything pumpkin - we have tons of pumpkin or acorn squash soup here.