Thursday, November 7, 2013
Indulgence Moment: Pumpkin Spice Cookies
I sure hope nobody's tired of my pumpkin spice obsession quite yet, because I'm not done (almost, but not quite!) I just can't move onto the next season's ingredient (watch out cranberries, here I come!) before I leave you with one more amazing bit of pumpkin spice goodness. Funny thing about these is they are all about the pumpkin spice - no pumpkin at all, just the spice. Which, I'll admit, is fine by me. I mean, I like pumpkin cookies just as much as the next pumpkin-lover, but adding pumpkin to cookies does end up making them into little pumpkin cakes that are fluffy and cake-like rather than chewy and cookie-like. These little guys are great, because by leaving out the pumpkin and being very generous with the pumpkin spice, you get a fantastic cookie-like cookie packed with all that spicy pumpkin flavor that it's really all about anyway.
I made these smaller than the traditional cookie - kind of like little two-bite cookies. This made them very shareable (and I like how eating small things makes them feel like they go that much further!) But, they would make perfectly lovely cookies of "typical" size as well. However you bake them up, I know you'll love this final (I think) salute to pumpkin!
Recipe adapted from Averie Cooks.