Oh, Fall. How I love thee. You bring me sunny crisp days, golden trees and plates and plates full of pumpkin baked goods. Yum. Yum. Yum.
I do love pumpkin goodies from the kitchen. I like pumpkin biscotti, pumpkin bars, and pumpkin coffee cake. And I also love ... Pumpkin Date Cookies! I think, perhaps, it is my very favorite cookie for the fall.
To help you kick off the coming seasons of over-indulgence and general gluttony, here's the said cookie recipe to try yourself!
• Pumpkin Date Cookies •
1.5 sticks butter
1 c. brown sugar
.5 c. sugar
1 c. canned pumpkin
1 t. vanilla
2 t. pumpkin pie spice (nutmeg and cinnamon work fine)
.5 t. baking soda
.25 t. salt
2.5 c. flour
Mix well and add:
1 c. chopped dates*
*You could use raisins if you don't like dates. But you would be crazy. 'Cause dates are awesome and turn all caramelly fantastic. I'm just sayin.
Bake at 300 degrees for about 22-24 minutes (or 20 mins. on a 300 degree convection). It's a slow bake, but worth the wait.
What treats do you love in fall? Do share!