9.26.2011

Soft Chewy Delish {Pumpkin Spice Cookies}



 


...did that help perk you up on this Monday morning at all?

I dunno 'bout you, but I'm lacking sleep today and felt the need to post something asthetically pleasing for ya'll. One of the better things I did this weekend (besides going to the OSU game and coming out with a W) was when I decided to make pumpkin spice cookies in my new shiny red Kitchenaid mixer.

Side note: Have you ever made fun of your parents for getting excited about pots n' pants or other various kitchen appliances? I totally did and am paying for it. I thought I'd be atleast 60 before that day came. Nope, it came now..a little early. I never knew it was possible to be in love with an applicance, until I opened up Mrs. Red aka the Kitchenaid.

Anyway, before I share the recipe, here's some of my weekend views...

O.O.T.N:


{top and belt F21, wide leg denim H&M, Booties TJ Maxx}

you may or may not see this pic floating around on Pinterest.
 If you repin it, I'll love you forever.



{Visiting with family/friends}



{a healthy juice made up of apples, oranges, carrots, and peaches, makes for a refreshing Saturday morning}




{a new way of organizing makeup brushes: get a small square vase - fill with whole ground coffee beans}

Take my word for it: your bathroom will smell heavenly.
That is if you like the smell of coffee.

I absolutely LOVE this simple little change. Genius.
thank you Pinterest.. you've come to the rescue yet again.


I also donated about 6 bags of clothes yesterday. We were starting to run out of room in our guest bedrooms so a full clean out was necessary. I reorganized all 3 bedroom closets, dressers, and our basement - which also was a place for me to hoard more clothes.

I was exhausted by the time I was finished and decided I need to slow it down on the shopping excursions. That's when the pumpkin cookies came in. A much needed treat :)



{see Mrs. Red? She's a beauty, isn't she?}


Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 For the Glaze:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies, then drizzle glaze with fork.
  4. To Make Glaze: Combine confectioners' sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency.

These cookies were my first pumpkin related bake of the year and they reminded me how much I love this time of year. The smell of pumpkin & cookies in the oven = perfect! This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies. I decided to only put icing on 1 dozen, and keep the other 2 dozen plain. They are delish even without the icing.


Tomorrow I'm sharing some updates/projects we've been doing around the house. I may be MIA later on in the week though because I have about 50 things to get done before Jess gets here on Friday! Hope you all understand. I will be reading your blogs though, I promise. :)

Also, my new blog design will be up soon. I'm looking forward to showing you all!

**If you haven't entered my awesome GIVEAWAY with Sweet Tea Paperie--make sure you do so before Weds!**


41 comments :

  1. These cookies look AMAZING! I am making these tonight! :)

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  2. I make smoothies at home all of the time -- I always throw spinach in. You can't taste it at all, but it's such a great source of iron, among other things :) I'm officially hungry. Thanks...

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  3. Awesome idea on the make-up brushes! I love it and coffee, so win win for me! lol
    And I am obsessed with all things pumpkin in the fall! Those cookies are being made at my house asap! :) Thanks Katie! You definitely made my dragging Monday a bit better!

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  4. Wowwww those cookies look AAAAMAZING!!!

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  5. The cookies look delicious! Love your outfit! I want one of those mixers so bad!

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  6. SO excited to try these cookies!!!

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  7. Where'd you get this recipe? I found a recipe just like this about a year ago. I LOVE THEM. And I get compliments every time I make them. Perfect for fall. :)

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  8. I have the same mixer. And it was by far my favorite wedding gift! I use it all.the.time. Enjoy! :)

    And I WILL be making those cookies. ASAP. :)

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  9. That top is super cute! Love the whole outfit! Blue looks great on you!

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  10. i think my hubs will love me forever if i make him those cookies :)
    love love love your outfit..super cute top.

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  11. Oh I am definitely making those cookies. What a great recipe! store my makeup brushes in coffee beans too.

    xo

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  12. those cookies look delish! and i love the coffee bean holder idea thing.
    p.s. hi from your newest follower :)
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  13. I got super excited last Christmas when my gma gave me a crockpot. Funny how things change. :) Those pumpkin cookies look DELICIOUS. And again, I loved your outfit Friday night!

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  14. 1. The cookies look incredible!! Ill be making those asap!
    2. That outfit is adorbs! I did see it on Pinterest...you're famous!!
    3. I love my kitchenaid...it was the very first thing I unpacked when we moved into our new house. You will not regret that decision!

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  15. Glad I found your blog! I love it! And I will definitely be doing the coffee bean thing for all my makeup brushes :)

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  16. That's sucha cute picture of you with your family. FUn times. Those pumpkin cookies look amazing, of course!

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  17. Yum those cookies look amazing. and perfect for fall!
    xo
    alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  18. Great minds think alike. I made pumpkin spice cupcakes this weekend! Recipe should be up soon. It's too easy not to make them. :)

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  19. So much to comment on! Your outfit is perfection! I'm in LOVE with the jeans. You better believe I repinned it :)

    That juice looks sooo yummy. Too bad I don't have a juicer! Love the nails - I have that color too!!

    I've been planning a makeup organization post for months now and love what you did! While we're on the topic, what kind of makeup brushes do you use? Oh, and I think it goes without saying that the cookies look delish! :)

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  20. you look so cute in your outfit!! :)

    and those cookies look amazing!!! yummmmm!

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  21. those look so yummy!! might have to try soon :) it would require informing my boyfriend i can bake though....

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  22. So I saw this picture in "Fashion" this week on Pinterest and I said to myself, "That girl looks like Katie from K.C. & Co and then low and behold...it IS you!!! So funny! Looks like you are already circulating girlfriend! Nice work :-)

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  23. I'm pretty much having a love affair with my kitchenaid as well. The ripe age of 23 and I'm already loving kitchen appliances.. Cannot wait to try these cookies though!!

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  24. Pumpkin Cookies!! YUMM I cant wait to make them!! Thank you for sharing! I Love every bit about your post! (as usual!) your super stylish outfit is so cute! (i need to go shopping so bad) How do you make your juice?! Do you just blend it because it looks ridiculously refreshing! I love your brush holder and Mrs. Red looks like a Kitchen Queen!! (kinda like super jealous! I.want.one!) and last but not least if you are interested since you will be busy this week and you need someone to do a guest post I would love to do one! :) Let me know! XO!

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  25. I'm with you on the loving kitchen appliances. 23 years old and had never baked a day in my life until I got my Kitchenaid now I'm obsessed. Will definitely be trying the cookies sometime this fall.

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  26. Pumpkin cookies are the BEST! A friend of mine has an awesome recipe, too- yet another reason I love love love this time of year!

    I'm also obsessed with that coffee bean & vase concoction for your makeup brushes!!! What a great idea! Gotta love Pinterest :)Cute pin of your outfit, btw! Love it.

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  27. Your post made me laugh! I was the same way, thinking I would never be so lame as to actually get excited about an appliance, but that day came for me,too, when I got my kitchen aid mixer. She's pistachio instead of red, but I swear I could have done a cartwheel when I opened that box after our wedding. Ahh the joys of getting older :)
    xo, Janell

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  28. Those cookies look DEVINE!! Love your outfit, thought that was you on there lol.... What a model you are!!

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  29. I'm wanting a kitchen aid mixer sooo bad! And yes, she is beauty =) And love the idea of the coffee beans for the makeup brushes!

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  30. The cookies look delish!

    I love your outfit!

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  31. absolutely going to stalk that top on F21 now.....LOVING it. and that juice looks amazing too!

    XOXOX

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  32. those cookies look amazing! LOVE pumpkin spice :)

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  33. omg I don't know what I want more... those cookies or that top!!! I also have the red mixer - love it!! Thanks for sharing girl, xox.

    Come visit soon!
    Blessings,
    Kat
    www.maryanddyer.blogspot.com

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  34. you already know that i love your outfit! :) & those cookies look divine. plus their pumpkin, so their even more perfect for the Fall Season!!

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