Sunday, October 31, 2010


Here is a delicious recipe for fall. I plan on posting more of my favorite fall recipes in the next couple of days. And I'm sorry for being such a bad blogger recently but I'm back!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (cake like, fluffy, deliciously flavorful)

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup canned pumpkin puree
3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups (12 oz bag) chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet, I usually use semi-sweet)

non-stick cooking spray

Heat oven to 350 degrees and spray cookie sheet with non stick cooking spray
Using an electric mixer beat butter until smooth, beat in sugars a little at a time until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Then add in vanilla and pumpkin puree. In a large bowl whisk together remaining ingredients except for chocolate chips. Add flour mixture into butter mixture in thirds, scraping the sides of your mixing bowl down in between. Stir in chocolate chips. Scoop dough by heaping tablespoon onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake 15 to 20 minutes. ENJOY!

Monsters and Brides (not related whatsoever)

This week I made cupcakes for an old friend's bridal shower who's wedding is on Halloween (today) and I also made cupcakes for Halloween. The bridal shower cupcakes are vanilla and half of them have vanilla buttercream and the other half have a very light cocoa buttercream. The colors for the party were light brown, light pink and magenta, hence the light brown, light pink and magenta flowers. haha. And for Halloween I made these little monster cupcakes! They were so fun to make! I'm thinking I'm going to have to have some sort of monster themed party for my son in the future so I can make them again! I made green vampires complete with blood on their teeth, mummies, silly purple monsters, jack-o-lanterns,  and ones with sugar skulls.