That extra few weeks of summer we had make me feel like we actually did get our fair share of nice weather this year, and I'm ready to welcome Fall with open arms.
Fall, after all does had the best comfort food, a fun holiday (my second favorite on in fact!), and plenty excuses for fun indoor activities.
Growly Bear and I have been doing a little Halloween decorating, and I'm pleased to report, I think she's going to love holidays almost as much as me! Everything we've put up is "pretty" and "ooooh!". Pretty sure this child had inherited my love for all things festive!
I love Halloween! Almost as much as Christmas. I love the costumes, and the candy. I love the decorations (orange and purple is one of my favorite color combos!). I love the spooky TV shows (Mostly the kids ones... I'm too chicken to watch the adult ones!). And most importantly, it's means Christmas is just around the corner! For an almost 30 year old woman (yikes! That was harsh to put into words!) who's about 6 years old at heart, it's a great holiday. Especially now that I have Growly Bear to celebrate with.
I thought I'd share our Halloween'y kitchen with everyone!
Love and Hugs
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
- 1 cups packed brown sugar
- 2 cup white sugar
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups large flake, old fashioned oatmeal
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 squares of chopped, semi-sweet, baking chocolate
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Beat butter and sugars together in a bowl until creamy. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla extract; beat until smooth.
- Mix flour, oats, spices, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl; stir into creamed butter until combined. Fold chocolate chunks into batter. Drop batter by spoonful onto greased baking sheet.
- Bake in preheated oven until the edges of each cookie are lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes.