The ‘Season for Everything Pumpkin’ should include a great pumpkin cookie. 🙂
At the Kerrian household, the time between Halloween and New Year’s Day is when we add pumpkin to lots of dishes. Some turn out to be scrumptious, some we never talk about again, but we had never found the right combo for a pumpkin cookie. Until now. By simply adding pumpkin to one of our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes, and tweaking it a bit, this has become a tasty regular snack treat for Autumn.
We (me, any neighbors we could snag, and the mail gal) taste-tested this one until we were satisfied. We might have taken longer than we needed to. Taste-testing is a challenge we take seriously, no matter how many cookies must be eaten.
Eat warm, five minutes out of the oven or let cool completely and serve with ice cream. Sheila had a bowl of ice cream with a cookie and I made an ice cream sandwich with two cookies. Both of us had pecan praline ice cream with the cookies.
It’s that season when all things pumpkin are the rage. Maybe it’s the hundreds of pumpkins calling to us at the stores/farmer’s markets or maybe it’s the crisp Fall air, but nature’s advertising compels me to try a new pumpkin recipe every year.
Sheila is right there with me and the challenge is not to come up with something new, but how to rein in our enthusiasm and just pick one to share.
We looked at the Kerrian recipe list and realized that there are no smoothies on it anywhere.
So, for your sipping pleasure, here is the Kerrian Pumpkin Smoothie. And, in keeping with our kitchen’s body-free policy, no people were harmed in the making of this great drink. Promise. 😉
Make another for your friend with cinnamon sprinkled on top.
Find the Pumpkin Mookie recipe here.
*Photos by Patti Phillips