Thoughts on Fall + a Recipe

Today, it was so hot that I was sweating. *tear* It’s been officially fall for three days now, but the weather hasn’t taken a hint. So I’ve been pretending it’s fall…wearing fall clothes, drinking tea, making pumpkin desserts, getting out my fall decorations (I’m a big holiday/season person ūüôā ), and smelling my sweet, spicy fall candles. One thing I definitely miss about Italy is how beautiful her falls were. Tuscany knows how to do fall.

Someday, Texas will catch on. Someday.

So, backing up to where I mentioned making pumpkin desserts, I want to share an amazing recipe I found last week: pumpkin cookies with caramel icing. Doesn’t that make your mouth water? They were super easy to make and my newspaper class gobbled them up. Seriously, there were only three left. And my (picky) little brother approved them, so now you have to make them.

{photo via Let’s Dish Recipes}

Ingredients: Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour

Frosting
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
1¬†cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
Pinch of salt

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Stir in pumpkin. In a medium bowl, sift together the baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, salt and flour. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.  Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

To make frosting: In a medium saucepan, combine butter, cream, and brown sugar¬†over medium heat.¬† Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture just begins to boil; remove from heat and stir in vanilla.¬†Cool then stir in confectioner’s sugar.¬† Spread frosting over cooled cookies.

This recipe is from Let’s Dish Recipes…enjoy!

Has fall arrived in your country?

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