Last Monday I shared a savory pumpkin recipe, so I thought we’d go sweet today. These pumpkin sugar cookies are perfect this time of year!
These Pumpkin Sugar Cookies caught my eye on Pinterest. They whipped up really fast. Even with adding the icing, a half batch took me less than an hour from start to finish. These are called Sugar Cookies, but they’re fluffier than a traditional recipe, so keep that in mind when you pull the little clouds from the oven. They are fluffy in the middle and have a little crispiness on the edges. Yum.
There’s nothing quite like getting home from a week away and being handed ready-homemade meals. That was my “welcome home” blessing from my girls this weekend. After being with my parents for eight days while my dad has been in the hospital (and now in rehab), I came home on Friday. My body, heart and emotions were spent, but I was so thankful I could be there to help. It’s a joy, and the Lord gave strength each step of the way.
Coming home was God’s timing, which made it especially sweet. Whitney was in Tennessee visiting her sister for 24 hours, so we all got to be together (another blessing!). Then before we parted, they handed me containers of food that they had prepared for us, to lighten my load! Supper/lunch meals consisting of a chicken casserole, salad, homemade bread, and chili. Then for breakfast, Pumpkin Banana Coffee Cake and bananas. I cried. How thoughtful. How appreciated! It truly touched my heart.
This weekend I had the blessing of speaking at the ladies’ retreat at The Wilds of New England. I’ll share more of that later, but today I want to share (again) the recipe for the dessert we had Friday night – Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. I’ve posted this recipe before, but thought it deserved double honor since its now pumpkin season! You won’t be disappointed with these yummy little treasures!
We traveled to the northeast last weekend and saw some beautiful fall colors and scenery.
We stopped at an adorable Amish Bulk Food store where they had rows of adorable little pumpkins and gourds for sale, as well as giant multi-colored varieties.
It got me to thinking about pumpkin flavors, and then I remembered this Pumpkin Pie Crunch recipe. It’s Pumpkin-flavored Chex Mix.
Oh. My. Goodness.
This stuff is irresistible! It has no pumpkin added, only the pumpkin pie spices. It’s just sweet enough to offset the cinnamon and nutmeg and yummy enough to have you dreaming about it when you visit a pumpkin stand!
Here’s the simple recipe you can make in less than 30 minutes!
Chex Pumpkin Pie Crunch
1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 1/4 cup butter 2 tsp vanilla 2 cups Cinnamon Chex cereal 2 cups wheat Chex cereal 2 cups Honey Nut Chex cereal 8 oz. nuts
1. In small bowl, mix brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice; set aside. In small microwave-safe dish, microwave butter on high about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in vanilla. In large microwaveable bowl, mix all cereals and nuts. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly distributed. Add sugar and spice mixture and stir until coated.
2. Microwave uncovered on high 5 minutes, or until mixture begins to brown, stirring every minute. Spread on waxed paper or a cookie sheet to cool. Store in airtight container.
Whether you’re having guests over to watch football, are asked to bring a snack to an event, or are taking the family to the local pumpkin patch, why not mix up this Pumpkin Pie Crunch and smack your way through pumpkin heaven?
Tomorrow is the first day of fall and aren’t we all thinking about comforting casseroles, warm soups, and pumpkin everything? I thought I’d gather together some of my favorites in those categories and highlight them all in one post for you today! My recipe index here on my blog could be overwhelming, so maybe this list of a few favorites will help your autumn to be delicious!
If you’ll be hosting any fall event, having guests over, or cooking supper for your own family and want to try something new and delicious, here’s a great list to pull from! These are some of my favorite fall foods that are tried and true!
If you need suggestions for other categories – salad, easy bread, breakfast, etc., just leave a comment. I’ll be happy to help you!