I spent the better part of the day Saturday mowing and starring at the beautiful sapphire blue of the sky. I love how the light changes and plays among the trees this time of the year, Dylan dog just likes rolling in the leaves.
What better way to welcome autumn in then a little fall baking and I couldn't think of anything better then cookies.
The citrus smell of fresh grated orange rind along with the sweet smell of cinnamon and pumpkin.
Best part is for those of you that really like a little extra something with their cookies, these get glazed! Use a little or a lot and you have yourself one fine tasty treat.
Be sure to use only the freshest and best ingredients…..
And you’ll be rewarded with something so sinfully good!
These cookies bake up light and moist, like little mini cakes! Mister man really enjoys these and he doesn't have a big sweet tooth.
If you don’t like pumpkin you could always indulge in a few of these little treats. Lucky for us we happen to have this tray of fresh made macarons in our refrigerator so we had the best of both! I have to tell you these macarons arrived freshly made and some of the best I’ve ever enjoyed aside from in France.
1 cup canned pumpkin
½ cup butter
1 tablespoon grated fresh orange peel
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
¼ cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 tablespoons milk
Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, pumpkin, butter and orange peel. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Drop by teaspoon onto un-greased baking sheet. Bake until light golden brown about 8-10 minutes. Immediately remove from baking sheet and cool on a rack. Spread with glaze and enjoy!
(The cookies will still look a little like dough when they come out of the oven but don’t worry they’re cooked and will set up more as they cool. They don't spread when they cook so go ahead and place a bunch on your cookie sheet.)
If you try these pumpkin cookies be sure to let me know what you think, I would love to hear.
I hope you all enjoy your first week of autumn and welcome to all my new followers!
(All pictures are mine.)