Mmmm...PUMPKIN! I get crazy for pumpkin around this time of year. Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies....pretty much any baked goods with pumpkin. I'm not a pumpkin latte kind of girl but many people go crazy for them when our local coffee shops like Starbucks and Dunkin start serving them.
Pumpkin cookies are a staple in my Christmas cookie baking every year. They normally do not last long enough to get frosted. Last year, I made 3 dozen on the first night of my baking binge and put them in an air tight container with plans on frosting them later after work. My youngest son had devoured most of them before I got home. I believe I made another 2 dozen and frosted what was left from the initial batch and warned my son to keep his hands off the cookies. I come home the next day to frost the other 2 dozen I had made and there was only a dozen left!! I looked at my son with that stern motherly look and he smiled and said "it wasn't me mom, I swear" as he raises one hand and places the other over his heart (you gotta believe him right?). So I find out later that his dad had eaten the cookies....so he got an earful. He says "I only had a couple"....ummm....yeah he grabbed "a couple" each time he walked by the container. I eventually did get them baked and frosted (and many other baked goodies) so I could get my cookie baskets ready for neighbors, family and friends.
So here is my portion of the "Pumpkin Spice" blog train. Don't forget to stop by Pixel Scrapper and check out the rest of the train. Enjoy!