pumpkin snickerdoodles

Last weekend I went on a serious baking binge on Sunday. I made muffins, cheddar crackers and these pumkpin snickerdoodles. I don’t know if you know this about me, but the snickerdoodle is by far my favorite cookie. I love how it’s chewy on the inside with the cinnamon-sugary crunch on the outside. But could I improve on such a classic?

Duh.

fall cookiesThese were good. Like, really good. And I may or may not have ate too many. But no one saw, so it doesn’t count. Right?

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles (adapted from here)

MAKES THREE DOZEN COOKIES

FOR THE COOKIES:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice mix

FOR THE ROLLING SUGAR

  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice mix
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the pumpkin and beat well. Mix in egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides to make sure it’s all incorporated.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and spices. Slowly beat flour mixture into pumpkin mix until it’s all incorporated.
  3. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour so the dough becomes firm.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°, and mix rolling sugar and spices.
  5. Form cookie dough into small balls and roll in sugar. Place balls two inches apart on cookie sheet and flatten them slightly with your hand.
  6. Bake for about 8 minutes or until slightly firm. I’d recommend letting them cook before eating them. Just a tip..

selfishness

I ran across this quote earlier in the week and thought I should share it with you. It’s really easy to get caught up in thinking that by choosing what makes you happy or by doing what you really want to do, that you’re acting selfishly. This is your life and you only get to live it once. Live it for yourself and be happy! Happy Friday, everyone!

cleaning products: bathroom edition

I said I would split up the cleaning products and that I have. Today we’re talking bathrooms, people. I cannot tell you how much I hate cleaning pee off the floor. I hate, hate, hate cleaning the bathroom more than anything. The shower is so annoying and who put tile everywhere!? Whose idea was that? Obviously a man who didn’t have to clean the bathroom!

starter kit // mirrors // wipes

The starter kit is a great idea. Why? Beacuse you need all three of those products. The daily shower cleaner is a big life saver if you have tile showers like we do. That tiled shower is the bane of my existence and this has definitely lessened the blow. The toilet cleaner is one of the best and this spray literally does it all. I love it. The glass and surface cleaner isn’t just for the bathroom, but you can’t clean the mirrors with the toilet cleaner so get this. And the wipes? OMG. I love these wipes. They’re flushable and so awesome for wiping up that bit of conditioner you didn’t feel like rinsing off the shower wall or the messy knobs on the sink. They are the greatest.

I make no bones about it, I love method. I really do. Their products smell amazing for cleaning products and are at a great price point. On my kitchen post a lot of people commented about loving Meyers and while I think Meyers smells amazing, I think the prices are akin to highway robbery. So I choose method because I am not a millionaire and I really want my Rag + Bone booties, okay?

If you missed part 1, go back and see my cleaning picks for the kitchen!

midas touch

It is no secret that I live in neutrals. Gold is one of my favorite ways to add interest to an otherwise plain look. Since the holidays are just around the corner, gold becomes an easy go-to when you need to be festive.

dress// watch // flats // blouse

As you read this, I’m more than likely on my way to L.A. to spend some much needed time with mi familia. I tell you this so you won’t be freaked out when I’m not instagramming random NYC crap later on.