Friday, October 14, 2016

Fall into Favorites: Chocolate & Pumpkin Spice Chip Cookies


Hey, hey happy Friday! Is it just me or did this week fly by? It seemed to get away from me. I was definitely productive since it was my first full week at home in several weeks! After hopping around from Orlando to home right back out to Cancun and home again, it's nice to know I'll be here for a while. When traveling, I always miss the comforts of home. My own bed. Lounging on the couch. Cooking in my own kitchen. Speaking of cooking, I have a funny story for y'all...

A few weeks ago, before I started traveling, I had this urge to bake. Really I just wanted to use my stand mixer. It's been sitting pretty in the corner of my new kitchen for months and months just begging me to use it. I finally obliged. Chloe was down for a nap one Thursday, so I blew the dust off {literally there was some dust on it...gross} to make some delicious cookies! We were having people over on Saturday which meant I wouldn't have to eat all the cookies by myself. Perfect time to bake if you ask me!


A month ago Influenster sent me a Back 2 School Vox Box with all sorts of goodies and coupons for some awesome back to school items. One was a coupon for a free tub of Country Crock buttery spread. I usually use Irish butter, but I always keep a buttery spread in my fridge as well. Since I had been itching to use my stand mixer and my Vox Box came with a make it your own cookie recipe from Country Crock, this seemed like the perfect thing to bake! I love cookies and pumpkin spice. Go ahead, call me basic. I can't help it. I really do love it! I bought a package of pumpkin spice chips from Target and finally had a chance to use them. Clearly everything was falling into place for me!



Ingredients
Wet ingredients
1 cup Country Crock
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract

Dry ingredients
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda

Mix-ins
3/4 cup pumpkin spice chips
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Sprinkles!

Directions
Makes about 4 dozen cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 375*F
  2. Mix all wet ingredients in a large bowl until well mixed. I used my stand mixer, but you don't need one! An electric mixer would be your next best option followed by a manual whisk.
  3. Stir in dry ingredients until blended. The dough will be soft and creamy. {See my picture above!}
  4. Add mix-ins into the dough until every spoonful of dough has some of the delicious sprinkles, chocolate and pumpkin chips!
  5. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto an uncreased baking sheet about 3 inches apart. If you want, you can add additional sprinkles on top of the cookies.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges of the cookies are lightly golden.
  7. Let your cookies cool and ENJOY!


The cookies turned out delicious! Everyone loved them especially Chloe. I think she got her Momma's sweet tooth. I'm already wanting to make them again! Maybe I can half the recipe. I certainly don't need 4 dozen cookies hanging out in my kitchen. I will eat wayyyyy too many of them! Or maybe I'll come up with a new recipe to use the rest of my pumpkin spice chips. I guess we'll have to see what I can come up with.

I'm just looking forward to being home this weekend. We have Christmas card pictures and game night and the rest is just hanging out! So have a wonderful weekend y'all!


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