Oh my goodness!! We are in it, my friends – the thick of Fall! (We just need our temperatures to catch up, right?!?!) Can I be honest? My obsession with pumpkin may have jumped a notch this Fall. I am not sure what has spurred the additional room in my heart for all things pumpkin, but it is there; it is big and it is delicious!!
With all that being said, I have been a pumpkin-baking machine and I can’t wait to share these YUMMY recipes with you. I wanted to expand my pumpkin palette and found some pretty amazing items to bake (and buy). And I took one for the team, everyone, and did some baking and sampling and YOU must enjoy these tasty treats ASAP!!!
Also, if you are near a Kroger, they have THE CUTEST pumpkin-shaped cookie decorating kit that I purchased. We decorated the super yummy sugar cookies. What a sweet little treat!
Here you go- the tastiest Fall pumpkin treats you can eat!!
1 1/2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 pinch of salt
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 2/3 cups milk
4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1 – Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt in a large bowl.
2- In a second bowl add eggs, sugar, pumpkin, milk and butter- beat well.
3- Gently fold in the flour mixture.
4- I do these in my Belgian waffle iron and it uses about 1 cup batter and takes 4-5 minutes to bake. They come out a nice, deep golden brown.
5- Add butter and syrup on top of your waffle and enjoy!
No Bake Pumpkin Spice Truffles
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
4 tbsp Powdered Sugar
1 cup white chocolate chips
3 cups gingersnap cookie crumbs
4 oz cream cheese
1- In a large mixing bowl, add gingersnap cookie crumbs, pumpkin puree, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, cream cheese and cinnamon. Using an electric hand mixer beat mixture until smooth and combined.
2- Melt the 1 cup of white chocolate chips in a microwave- safe bowl, in 20 second increments then stirring, until melted. Stir melted white chocolate into pumpkin mixture. Cover bowl and chill 2 hours in the refrigerator. Once the dough is chilled. roll into 24 one inch balls.
3- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or wax paper. Microwave the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish in 20 second intervals until melted. Dip each ball, one at a time, into the melted chocolate. Use a spoon to help coat and lift the truffle out of the chocolate. Place coated truffle onto the baking sheet. Immediately sprinkle top with sprinkles.
4- Chill truffles in fridge, uncovered until chocolate has set and ready to serve.
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