Pumpkin Chocolate Chip and M&M Cookies
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 stick margarine
2 tbl white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Half a bag of chocolate chips
Pumpkin spice M&Ms
These cookies kind of came together on their own. I had some leftover pumpkin purée and had bought some pumpkin spice M&Ms that I was trying to figure out what to use with. These cookies came out delish!
Preheat to 350 degrees. Let margarine come to room temperature. Add sugars, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda and blend until creamy. Add egg and mix. Add pumpkin and mix. Add chocolate chips and mix. Spoon out onto cookie sheet. Add M&Ms. Bake for 12.5 minutes. Makes 30 cookies. Enjoy!
Keeping up with the “pumpkin everything” theme for October, here is my recipe for pumpkin Apple cinnamon pancakes. My kids just love these! And when they have sleepovers the kids staying love them too. I hear “what is in this?! It’s so good!” I make them every weekend and they’re super easy.
Here is everything I use:
Krusteaz is my go to pancake mix. And because I have 4 kids, I buy the super large bag from Sam’s. So for 6 people I used 4 cups of pancake mix….I know it’s a lot, but I’d rather have too many pancakes then my kids still wanting more and I’m out.
I add about 1/2 can of pumpkin, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 cup of apple cider, 1.5 cups water, and mix. My favorite mixer is from William Sonoma. It really is the best hand mixer/whisk. The appearance should be a hint of orange, not too much or it won’t cook all the way through and be mushy.
Then I pour about 1/2 cup of mix for each pancake on a griddle set at 325
Serve warm with maple syrup..yummy! I love the fall. Have I said that? Yeah, like 100 times already. Enjoy!
Happy fall y’all!!! This is my favorite time of the year! I love all things fall. Most of my recipes are centered around apples and pumpkin everything! Stay tuned for my easy cinnamon pumpkin pancakes recipe.
Here is an easy fall favorite that you can make – Caramel apples. I used Macintosh apples that we had picked from our local apple farm (but you could use whatever your favorite apple is), Wilton sticks and Brach’s caramels. One bag is good for about 6 apples. I made a dozen out of two bags. First stab each apple in the center.
Then you’re going to unwrap a million caramels. It’s probably the most labor intensive part is just unwrapping the candy. Add about 3 tablespoons of water to the caramels. Place a bowl inside of another boil with boiling water (aka double boiler) so that it slowly melts the caramels. Takes about 15 minutes on medium to high heat. Stir occasionally to start to blend it together.
Now just dip your apple and rotate it in the caramel and let it dry on wax paper. Super easy! It’s the perfect fall activity! What is your favorite fall activity or thing to make?