So you all know how much I love baking. Not much at all! The whole process is a bit of a pain. Between the measuring cups, the finger licking, and the major sugar crash I just don’t think it’s worth it. However, after our 14 mile run I was feeling like some sugar. Specifically sugar in the form of a pumpkin spice latte from my favorite chain. But then it occurred to me………pumpkin spice lattes are out of season now. The horror! I was so upset because at mile 13 of our run we ran right by a Starbucks and I thought to myself “ha I will see you in a few hours” I was practically hallucinating pumpkin spice lattes the whole run. So what does one do at a time like this? Bake I guess. And what does one bake? Pumpkin spice cookies, with a side of black coffee of course.
Since I am not a natural-born baker and don’t have hundreds of recipes at the top of my head, I turn to the internet at times like these. And thanks to allrecipes.com I am currently nibbling on some delicious pumpkin cookies. And I have pictures to prove it! I even managed to crack an egg without getting the shell in the dough. That’s a first!
I followed the recipe exactly. I have been lectured many times that I can’t just eyeball the ingredients. However, since I was feeling rebellious, I omitted the raisins from the original recipe. No one told me I can’t do that.
After eating about a pound of cookie dough I was ready to pop everything into the oven. That is, what was left of the dough. And no lectures about salmonella. I know ….I know…
These cookies are SO good. Better than a pumpkin spice latte. Since I am not ready to admit pumpkin season is over, I will happily indulge in these cookies all winter!
Pumpkin spice cookie with a side of black coffee is pretty much heaven in my book. Now I am just waiting for my sugar crash. Enjoy the recipe here.