Thursday, December 3, 2015

Harvest Cookies #Recipe ~ Take a Bite of Autumn by Donna Fasano


I came up with this recipe because I had some canned pumpkin left over from making Thanksgiving dinner. My husband loves molasses, so I decided to add a dash of that. And who doesn’t love the taste of pumpkin pie spice? It’s warm, aromatic, and makes you feel like you’re wrapped in a hug. The results of this recipe were outstanding.

Soft and sumptuous, these dark cookies are moist and cake-like. They’re rich with the flavors of autumn and absolutely delicious paired with hot tea or coffee. Try them, you will love them!

Harvest Cookies

2 1/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
8 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup molasses
2/3 cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg

1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F and line 2 baking sheets with Exopat or parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.

3. In a second bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar until well incorporated. Add the molasses, pumpkin, and egg. Stir until all the ingredients are mixed well.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl containing the dry ingredients, scraping the bowl to get every last bit of deliciousness! Stir everything together just until all the flour is incorporated. Do not over-mix. You will have a very soft dough.

5. Using two teaspoons, scoop small balls of dough onto the baking sheets (see picture), about twelve to a sheet. Do not crowd. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the top feels set to the touch. Remove baking sheets from the oven. Let the cookies cool a couple of minutes on the sheets before transferring them to a cooling rack. Makes about 2 1/2 cookies.

6. Make a cup of your favorite tea and enjoy!

What dessert shouts AUTUMN to you?

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About the author: Donna Fasano is a USA Today Bestselling Author who has written over 30 romance and women’s fiction titles. Her books have won awards, have been translated into nearly two dozen languages, and have sold four million copies worldwide. To learn more about Donna, visit her blog, or find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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6 comments:

  1. These sound delightful! Thanks for sharing. :D

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  2. These sound lovely. I'm adding them to my baking list for the weekend.

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  3. Yum! Sounds delicious! I love trying new recipes. Thanks, Donna!

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