Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fall is here!

Fall is one of my favorite seasons and I think I enjoy it more now as a mom. I love decorating the house for fall, choosing pumpkins, sitting by a fire (can't wait for our first in our new home!), and of course who can resist the scent of sweet  and warm cookies baking in the oven like these pumpkin cookies Jackson helped me make the other night?! Baby Riley really even enjoyed the finished product from his/her womb! 

Santa Claws makes an early appearance! 

Speaking of there one in my belly? Here I am at the start of my 22nd the end of the week I couldn't button my jeans anymore. Maybe we ate too many cookies!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (thanks, Nicole!)

Preheat oven to 350.

In a mixer or large bowl:

1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup canned pumpkin (I use about 2 cups though for a more moist cookie)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon if that's all you have)
2 1/2 cups flour
1-2 cups milk chocolate chips

Mix sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla. Combine the rest of the ingredients into the bowl and mix. Drop onto a cookie sheet by heaping tablespoons. Bake for 12-15 minutes @ 350. Yum!


  1. You are such a cute mom! Wish I could be there to join in on the fun...what I mean by fun is eat the cookies

  2. yum....cant wait to make these cookies!
    ps. i LOVE your belly! eat up girl, it is cute on you ;D!