Let me start with a disclaimer that I really hate pumpkin….. I really LOVE snickerdoodles though. My husbands FAVORITE COOKIE EVER is a snickerdoodle!! I mean HELLO how fun is that name?! I knew if I made these he would at least try them.
My SUPER picky 8 year old gave these a thumbs up too!! 🙂 I so rarely actually bake for my family just because anymore, so when I do it’s nice when they like it.
I really like this recipe, it’s not too sweet and the cinnamon and sugar on the outside gives it a little crunch. I have NEVER baked a cookie that called for cornstarch though… not sure if it’s added because of the pumpkin puree?
Since this was such a big recipe I am dropping some off with our friends and family for Halloween. I boxed them up with some cute decorated sugar cookies I made as well!
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pumpkin spice
- 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- granulated sugar
- ground cinnamon
- Cream butter, sugars and egg yolk.
- Mix in pumpkin puree then vanilla.
- Slowly add all dry ingredients in sections, so it mixes throughly.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Pre-heat oven to 350*
- In a small bowl, whisk together sugar and cinnamon. (I just eye the mixture… think about that yummy cinnamon toast grandma used to make!!)
- Use cookie scoop to make even sized balls, roll in hands, then sugar mixture. Place cookies on parchment paper lined baking sheets spacing cookies about 2-inches apart. Bake in preheated oven 12 – 14 minutes (they should look just slightly under-baked as they’ll cook slightly once removed from oven). Cool on baking sheet about 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
I found this recipe via Pinterest and made just a few minor tweaks! She has some awesome photos if you need that. Click here for the original recipe!! http://www.cookingclassy.com/2014/10/pumpkin-snickerdoodles/
I hope everyone has a fun and SAFE Halloween!! I will post my DIY costume after Halloween! I am going to be Chewbacca…. haha it should be interesting.
Ok, so if you are anything like me you will enjoy this life hack! This is perfect for a child, or an adult who is a child at heart! ❤
My husband gets our oldest up every morning and takes him to school. (Yes, he is GOD sent) Our oldest is also a SUPER picky eater! I really try to get creative, so he gets enough decent food in his growing 8 year old body. I thought of this a few years back and I make it fairly often now. Takes maybe 30 mins for the whole loaf!
What you will need:
- 1 loaf of bread – I buy a flavored kind to add sweetness, you can literally use any loaf of bread even from a fancy bakery! 😉
- DO NOT DISCARD bag bread came in
- 6-8 eggs
- 1/8-1/4 cup of milk – If you don’t use flavored bread you could even use like a yummy flavored creamer!! YUMM!
- Butter/Oil/PAM – whatever non- stick item you like to use to cook with
- Large Pan/Skillet
- Pre-heat stove top to medium heat.
- Crack eggs in a bowl, add milk and whisk to mix.
- Rub butter on skillet to cover cooking surface.
- Generously soak 1 slice of bread in egg mixture and place on skillet.
- Cook until browned on each side and let cool COMPLETELY!
- Once you have made the whole loaf and they have cooled place bake into bag and put in freezer.
- Wake up, get your french toast out and place in toaster. (so easy right?!)
- Pop onto plate, add any toppings you desire or eat plain!!!
- HAVE AN AMAZING DAY!
Let me know your thoughts or suggestions!
Heyyy!!!! <<< (my husband thinks I am yelling or upset when I text him that)
I am a San Antonio native and my “Spanish” is horrendous! I am totally new to this blogging thing… I think I made this blog so YOU can learn more about me. I am very creative with everything EXCEPT writing. This really is totally out of my comfort zone. Wish me lots of luck!
I have big plans to start making some how to videos/picture tutorials on the “Jessica” way of things. I take pride in the fact that I can see things and I know how to break it up by shape to be able to recreate it. I will also be posting some of my home decorating projects, finished cakes and party decor!!
This week I have 3 cake orders and 2 cookie orders….. the themes this week are hunting, pink and gold bridal shower and a Nightmare Before Christmas cake!!
I would love feedback on some tutorials you’d like to see! Be sure to check out my Facebook and Instagram for up to date posts! =)
Oh and my favorite quote is “life is short, so make it sweet!” – unknown