Pumpkin Snickerdoodles {Guest Post for Busy Bee!}

Is it seriously NOVEMBER 1st, already?!
I put Christmas music {Amy Grant, holla} in my car this morning..

Where has the time gone?
I think I may still be stuck back in August somewhere.

I know I promised a Halloween recap today, but I haven't had time to upload the pics since last night was trick or treat and we were busy passing out candy to all our little kiddies in our neighborhood. Was it just me or did all the kids start really early this year?

Here's Billy and Rocky passing out candy.

Rocky is totally eyeing that candy.
I tell Billy I don't like passing out the candy, even though I do, I just like to watch him do it more.  Watching him interact with all the kids is just too cute and I'd rather sit there and watch him, while stealing some candy in the meantime.

How many men are willing to hold their 7 lb Pomeranian who's dressed up as a bee to pass out candy to all our neighbors and actually ENJOYS it? That man right there. He is hilarious to watch...he calls all the little boys "big guy", so he will say things like, "hey big guy", or "what's up big guy?" and "see ya big guy"
...I find it so comical & cute. No?

Today I'm guest blogging for my girl Kristin
sharing some wedding advice & my favorite pictures from our wedding!
Won't you go visit over there for me?!

here's a sneak peak.

 can we rewind to that day?!

Kristin is getting married in 4 days so go give her some love, ladies.

Congrats Kristin!!!!!!
You are going to be a gorgeous, gorgeous bride.

Anyway, some of you Beth have been asking me for the pumpkin snickerdoodles recipe I made last week, so today I'm going to share that with you!

Halloween may be over..but it's never to late to indulge in some of these cookies.
They are heavenly.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
from: Annie's Eats
Yield: about 3-4 dozen cookies


For the cookies:
3¾ cups all-purpose flour
1½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
¾ cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
For the coating:
½ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground ginger
Dash of allspice

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Whisk to blend and set aside.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.  Blend in the pumpkin puree.  Beat in the egg and vanilla until incorporated.  With the mixer on low speed add in the dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated.  Cover and chill the dough for at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.  Combine the sugar and spices for the coating in a bowl and mix to blend.  Scoop the dough (about 2½ tablespoons) and roll into a ball.  Coat the dough ball in the sugar-spice mixture and place on the prepared baking sheet.  Repeat with the remaining dough to fill the sheets, spacing the dough balls 2-3 inches apart.  Dip the bottom of a flat, heavy-bottomed drinking glass in water, then in the sugar-spice mixture, and use the bottom to flatten the dough balls slightly.  Recoat the bottom of the glass in the sugar-spice mixture as needed.

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until just set and baked through.  Let cool on the baking sheets about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Repeat with the remaining dough.  Store in an airtight container.

Now, pop on over to Kristin's blog to see what I had to say about planning a wedding...the good and the bad!
go here :)

thanks y'all!!


  1. Your hubby is so cute passing out candy! Haha and I tried to make pumpkin snickerdoodles with some friends over the weekend buuuut I don't think they looked as good as yours.

  2. ok that pic of your hubs? SO CUTE!!!! yeah wanna hear something crazy? SUNDAY (as in oct 30th) people were trick or treating. What the heck!

    im off to read your guest post and am totally snagging this recipe..MM MM goood!


  3. Finally a pumpkin recipe that doesn't call for pumpkin spice! And I was thinking to myself "aww how cute is Billy handing out candy and smiling about it!"

  4. hahahahahahaha...you know i love some pumpkin and i've been legit dying to get that recipe off your hands. can't wait to make them. i hope they turn out deelish.

  5. Love the picture of Wild Bill and Rocky! haha Rocky IS totally eyeballin that candy! I can still taste those Snickerdoodle cookies! Thank goodness you are Susie Homemaker and made them for Saturday morning!! ;) Am I still not allowed to post the video of you rapping "Buckeye City" from the tailgate!?? haha

  6. What a cute picture of the hubby. Guys who are good with kids make me swoon :)!

    No worries, i was downloading and playing christmas music this weekend. Classic Celtic Christmas is in my car right now!

    happy tuesday!

  7. I made those same cookies this weekend! I love Annie's Eats! :)

  8. I looove your wedding pictures :-) so beautiful!

  9. Yum! Your cookies look delicious. :)

  10. Cookies look so good, you always have great recipes! I made the veggie Chilli you posted and it is def a new fave!

  11. First, I love that you were listening to Christmas music today. Second, I love that it was Amy Grant- gotta love her holiday jams. Third, those pumpkin cookies look delish. I wish they were in my kitchen right now! Gosh, how I looove this time of year :)

    Happy November, lady!

  12. How cute is your hubby and dog passing out candy! Those cookies sound fabulous.


  13. I'm going over there to read your guest post. Already loving it because of the red shoes. I really don't think you can go wrong with red high heels.

    The pics of the hubs passing out candy with the pup are presh! I loved seeing the dad's last night. Seriously nothing better than a man with his bebes.

  14. Awwww! That's pretty much what I kept saying in my head while reading this. I love little Rocky and I love that you told Billy you don't like passing out candy just to watch him do it {and eat candy!} Oh, and I looove that he called the boys "big guy." So. stinkin. cute.

    Soooo, does Billy have any cute, single friends? ;)

    Going over to read your guest post now!!

  15. Handing out candy with yall sounds like a good time! I'd be sneaking some candy too :)

  16. Ok those cookies look so good. I'm going to have to add that to the veggie chilli in my list of Katie recipes to try soon. I was watching the Wisconsin game, thinking I wonder what she'll blog about it. :) It was such a GREAT game.

  17. I LOVE Amy Grant's Christmas music. It's not a holiday until Amy is busted out!

  18. I love that you dressed Rocky up like a bumble bee for Halloween! What a sweet little family you have :)


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