So today on the spur of the moment I decided to tackle some pumpkin cookies with my kiddos. These are a fall favorite in our household. And best of all, they make the house smell FAAAB-ULOUSly fall! The intoxicating aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves…(I have to tell you the first time I typed this I put gloves instead of cloves and it wasn’t until about the third or fourth read-through that I actually caught it…wow, the intoxicating aroma of…gloves! Anyways…) they totally send me into a wonderland of falling leaves and lingering walks through the woods. I love it! And suddenly this otherwise ordinary Monday is something special! And considering that I don’t usually bake without a reason…no upcoming event or commitment…it was something special. Layla was my trusty little assistant pouring the ingredients and making a delightful mess with the canned pumpkin (a “mountain of pumpkin” as she called it), while Kenley (15 months) decided to graciously reorganize the kitchen for me, making everything more “accessible” by spreading as many things as she could all over the floor. By the end of her little project, even though I had only used two mixing bowls, some measuring cups and spoons, I had a dishwasher full! But in my fall-like wonderland state of mind, I didn’t mind a bit! Gee…maybe I should bake more often!…Either that or just grab items from my spice rack and sniff ‘em! Is that bad?
Oh, almost forgot. Here are some pictures and if you want the recipe, you can find it here (Thank you, Allrecipes.com!):