Thursday, November 19, 2015

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love the taste of pumpkin cookies, but I'm not a fan of the texture. I'm sure that's because pumpkin cookies are always cakey and I don't like cake.

Voila! This recipe solves that problem. Because there are no eggs, they don't have too much moisture so they are chewy and look like regular cookies. And they are oh so good!!

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Makes about 5 dozen cookies)

2 sticks minus 2 Tbsp. butter (14 Tbsp.)*
2 cups brown sugar
½ cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. ginger
¼ tsp. nutmeg
¼ tsp. cloves
3 c. all-purpose flour
1 bag (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Cream together butter and sugars. Add the vanilla and pumpkin and mix until smooth. Combine all the dry ingredients and add to pumpkin mixture. Mix just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 11-17 minutes or until just starting to brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pan.

*As for the butter, I know that's a weird amount. I only had that much on hand one day when I wanted to make these so I tried it and hoped for the best. They turned out the best ever so I make them that way every time! :)


Thursday, November 12, 2015


I thought my front door would be a great place to display my favorite gratitude quote. 

Gratitude turns what we have into enough. 

It really does!

Monday, November 2, 2015

The One and Only Tanner Mangum

We're all wishing we were Savannah! Yep, that's her with Tanner Mangum. Tanner Mangum who threw the game winning Hail Mary at the first BYU football game of the season. Tanner Mangum, a true freshman quarterback, who has very capably taken over for the injured senior, Taysom Hill, making for some really great football this season.

(Oh, that Tanner Mangum!)