Pumpkin Cupcakes + Dulce de Leche Frosting

I know it’s getting to be that time in November when pumpkin recipes come in all forms.

A few of my favorites have been this pumpkin apple soup, white chocolate pumpkin cups, pumpkin waffles with cream cheese syrup, skinny pumpkin pie cups, and mini pumpkin bundts.

It’s pumpkin recipe war out there!

So, to stay in the pumpkin mood I have a super simple pumpkin cupcake recipe for you from Annie’s Eats.

The cupcake is very light, moist, and so tender. Melt-in-your-mouth tender.

While the pumpkin recipe is absolutely fabulous, the dulce de leche frosting steals the show. [Read more...]

Dulce de Leche Shortbread Cookies

The last time I went grocery shopping I happened to stumble across something wonderful…dulce de leche. It can be found fairly easily, but I had never seen it at any of my grocery stores until recently.

I had had it for the first time a few years ago when I was in Mexico. It was in the candy form and they called it cajeta.

For those of you who have had dulce de leche, you already know how amazing it is. If you haven’t had it before, run to your closest store and look for a can!

I found this in the ethnic foods isle. Dulce de leche is a caramel candy and spread. It can either be bought like this, or you can make it yourself!

If you are at all interested in taking that path, check out this post by David Lebovitz. And be careful!

Dulce cookie bite 2 Dulce de Leche Shortbread Cookies

Dulce de leche is one of those things that once you start eating it you can’t stop. It’s thick, creamy, sweet, and totally addicting.

All of those things made me want to do something completely opposite of that with it. And I found this delicious recipe that uses a shortbread cookie base. I highly recommend it!
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