Another Blogger Sweet Swap has come and gone, and I have to say, this round was another huge success! (Speaking of huge, if I want my jeans to continue to fit over my bum, I’m going to have to kick up my cardio during Sweet Swap time, no joke.)
Thanks to everyone who participated (again or for the first time), Amy & I hope you will continue to play and struggle to button your pants. Totally worth it.
I had a hard time deciding what to make for this one, but after reading about Jessica’s Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies, and another similar recipe on the Food Network, I sort of fused the two together to work with what I had on hand.
I know pumpkin has already exploded across the blogosphere, but whatevs. It’s delicious. And throw some chocolate chips/chunks up in there? The things that dreams are made of.
The texture wasn’t as chewy as I’d hoped (should have followed Jess’ recipe closer) but they still turned out pretty amazing and I had a really hard time parting with these little guys. Which further proves why I could never foster puppies or kittens.
I dare you to try and take one of those away from me.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
1/2 stick butter, softened
1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chip chunks
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup pureed pumpkin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
Directions: Preheat oven to 325 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, then wet ingredients in a separate bowl with a hand mixer. Gradually mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Scoop spoonfuls of dough onto parchment paper, bake for 12-14 minutes and move to wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.
So on the flipside of this swap, I also received my package in the mail this week from the lovely and clearly talented Terri from www.DessertorDiet.blogspot.com and all I can say is wow.
Girl, you outdid yourself. And like them, I did. More like loved.
Chocolate and butterscotch chips, walnuts and coconut, on a buttery and crispy cookie crust…again. Wow. And what’s funny is normally I’m not a huge fan of coconut, but I am officially converted.
Just, thank you. <3
Having said all that, it’s Friday, y’all and that makes me extremely happy. This week’s been a little on the hellacious side, and most certainly on the long side. I cannot wait to sleep in this weekend and catch up on hours of neglected TV. I am, however, all caught up on American Horror Story, and if you are not watching it, well then I just feel bad for you. Best new series in a long time. Even if I do have to sleep with the nightlight on. (Don’t judge me.)
Happy weekend, friends, take ‘er easy xo
Quick poll: Do you like scary movies/tv shows? They give me nightmares, but I love to torture myself apparently.