I love to bake. Right now my oven is once again on the fritz and I have three types of cookie dough in my fridge begging to be baked.
So while I wait for the repairman, I thought I’d share some of my favorite cookies and Colorado fall trees. Perhaps you’ll find a new fall favorite cookie as well!
Let’s start with the classic chocolate chip cookie with a fall pumpkin twist. If you’ve been around my blog for any length of time, you KNOW my one of my new favorite food bloggers is Half Baked Harvest. A few weeks ago, I shared in my 5 Favorite Things blog post her salted cowboy cookies recipe. Everything I’ve cooked or baked from her cookbook, Half Baked Harvest Super Simple or her blog, Half Baked Harvest has turned out exceptional. I believe it’s because she also lives in this great state of Colorado.
About a month ago I was introduced to her Pumpkin Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. I didn’t have any pumpkin butter on hand so used good ‘ole Libby’s pumpkin puree. They turned out exceptional. I mean, my kids ate the entire batch in one day good. Check out the recipe here. It is the perfect mix of gooey chocolate alongside the crisp spices of fall.
I found the Minimalist Baker a few years ago when I was exclusively Gluten Free and needing something sweet. The blog provides such a wide variety of food options; many recipes only 5 or 6 wholesome ingredients. When someone asks me where to start when wanting to get healthy, I always recommend her blog.
Two weeks ago Colorado got a crazy cold snap and snowstorm. The first snow is always a time for me to find a new cookie to eat with an espresso to chase it down. Minimalist Baker’s Vegan Pumpkin Sugar Cookie is a WINNER! It’s soft, classic sugar cookie, with the perfect amount of sweet on it. I ate it without the frosting and loved each bite. For my kids, I gave them a quick spread of the recipe’s icing and they were hooked. No one would know these were vegan. Here is the link to Minimalist Baker’s Pumpkin Sugar Cookie.
In our home, Fall is marked with homemade cinnamon rolls. Yes, this is NOT a cookie. But I’d be remiss to now include one of our family’s favorite recipes. First day of school, birthday weekends, lazy Sunday mornings, you name it, cinnamon rolls are made. I found Two Peas and Their Pod when it was just Two Peas and a Pod. (They’ve since added more kids!). She shared her dad’s favorite cinnamon roll recipe. It is truly one of a kind.
Think Cinnabon cinnamon rolls you can make yourself. Even if you haven’t done too much baking with yeast, this recipe is super simple and foolproof. Truly!
You’ll be hooked like we are to these rolls. Check out this link for Two Peas and Their Pod cinnamon rolls. Gooey, cinnamony with dollops of vanilla icing melted over top. It’s a treat worthy of a cozy blanket, good book and cup of tea kind of morning.
Happy Fall and happy baking. I hope you enjoy these food bloggers and their fantastic recipes as much as we do!