October 2, 2011

Happy Fall

I live in the desert where the seasons do not make a dramatic entrance. Yet, I know Fall is officially here. The reason I KNOW is because of the candy corn harvest as evidenced at my local drug store. I've already eaten my yearly ration of candy corns. The crops are good this year. I've moved on. Now I have pumpkin pie on my brain. How about sugar cookies with a pumpkin pie flavor? After a little searching I found an amazing roll-out cookie recipe here: Jewel Bakes: Pumpkin-spice-sugar-cookies. Save this recipe; it is a keeper!

I was lacking the key ingredient: Pumpkin Pie Spice. I usually end up buying a jar or two of the pre-made spice each year. Where were they? Grr! Again, I did a little more searching and discovered this recipe from: Joy the Baker - Pumpkin Pie Spice. Even though I did not have all of the ingredients on hand that she lists in her recipe, reading it gave me the confidence to just try blending what I had. I plan on grabbing the other spices soon and mixing them properly next time. Shown below is what I had on-hand and the measurements I used.

I am VERY glad I didn't have the pre-made mixed spice on hand. I used 1 teaspoon of the final mix shown in the above photo. The spice in these cookies was PERFECT, well-rounded, and not overbearing. I could see myself sprinkling this mix over my iced coffee. Oh man, why haven't I done that already?!

I am thankful for foodie bloggers who share their recipes and open up my little cookie world! These little yummies are for you!

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