Friday, November 11, 2011

a little cookie heaven for you.

aka the last cookie recipe you'll ever need; pumpkin gingersnaps...
1/2 cup of butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt

preheat oven to 350°
in a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add pumpkin, molasses, egg, and vanilla and beat with an electric mixer until combined.

in a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients.
add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Cover and put in the refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes.
remove the dough from the fridge, and roll into balls (about the size of a ping pong ball).
put some granulated sugar in a bowl and roll the balls in the sugar.
place about 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
then die of cookie happiness.

and, because well...we're talking about fall - i have to share these photos i pulled off my camera from halloween. if only i had a sound clip of stella's squees as she ran from house to house signing 'more' and and yelling 'more treat-treat' almost in a panicy voice. it was hilarious and she caught the candy bug fast! good thing she was perfectly satisfied snacking on her fruit snacks over the chocolate.

the friends we went with have adorable twin girls - one of them dressed up as sally and her mom did an AMAZING job on the dress and her make up. she looked just like her!

i was mildly bummed that i didn't get a photo of all of the kids that were in our group. stella literally was star struck when minnie and mickey walked in - by the look on her face i am sure that she thought they were the real deal. the craziest thing? the friends house we were at LOVES disney and happened to have all of stella's halloween ego's counterparts, the dwarfs. too bad the scaling was off a little and stella was terrified by the giant taller than her dopey. ha!
can you believe it is already thanksgiving in less than a couple of weeks? nuts!
i hope to be back tomorrow with (finally) our pinterest inspired bathroom re-do reveal. i am in love with it and spending an unnatural amount of time in there just smiling at it. seriously.


melissa rohr said...

Now I'm hungry again! Stella is such a sweet Snow :)

melissa rohr said...

Yummy yummy! Such a cute snow white. 

melissa rohr said...

Ummmm, those look amazing and are Josh's 2 favorite flavors - i'll have to make him some!