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There is only one major rule, you must include one of the predetermined flavors into your item somehow. Not too hard, right?
This post we were all required to use either pumpkin, maple, or apple flavors.
I decided to make something with pumpkin. I stocked up on canned pumpkin a few weeks ago and have yet to make much of a dent in my collection.
At the last minute I added the maple glaze. The cookies don’t need it, but it adds just a touch of sweetness and it looks so pretty!
I was slightly skeptical of the thought of pumpkin cookies, but I ended up really happy with the overall recipe. They turned out much better than expected!
The recipe itself is very easy to follow and doesn’t take much time. You could also add nuts or dried fruit to make them heartier and perfect for breakfast, rather than dessert.
The pumpkin cookies were soft and pillowy. And if you want to take it over the top I highly recommend the maple glaze. It tastes exactly like the maple glaze on a doughnut.
I made a mistake with the first batch of cookies. I didn’t roll them in sugar & smush to cookie size. Those turned out a bit denser, but in the end I ended up liking them more like than than the cookie shaped ones. They were reminiscent of a muffin. [Read more...]