That’s right, friends–another month has gone by and it’s time for the September Bakin’ Friends reveal! This month’s secret ingredient was CINNAMON, a perfect ingredient to help make the transition into fall flavors. I was anxious to see what Chris would send me!
(Side note: I was paired with Linda, so be sure to head over to her lovely blog to see what I baked for her!)
I was so excited when I arrived home last Thursday to find a box at my doorstep, and even more excited when I opened it up to find this amazing package. The adorable card, fun sunflower “bow”, and reusable plastic jar were icing on the
cake cookie. Chris upped the ante on the fall flavors by making me Pumpkin Doodles.
The package arrived at the perfect time–I spent a long weekend in Baltimore for the Dance 4 Peace Global Summit, and these cookies were the perfect treat to share with friends. They were gone in a flash!
- 2 + 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 + 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cups pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Set aside.
- In a second bowl, cream butter & sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until combined. Add pumpkin and stir to combine.
- Slowly add dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
- In a small bowl, mix the cinnamon and sugar.
- Form dough into small rounds, and roll in the cinnamon sugar. Place dough on a cookie sheet and press with the bottom of a glass to flatten.
- Bake cookies for 9 – 13 minutes (depending on size). Cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
Snickerdoodles bring back childhood memories of baking with my mom and sisters. I loved to roll the dough into perfect circles, and to cover them in the yummy cinnamon-sugar mix. I loved the unique taste that cream of tartar gives the cookies, and the little cracks that formed on the surface as they baked. And of course, I loved eating them fresh from the oven!
I’m definitely going to need to hold on to this Pumpkin Doodle recipe–they were delicious! Thank you, Chris, for this tasty treat.
For more information about Bakin’ Friends, check out Steph’s blog!