October 28, 2011

pumpkin snickerdoodles & some changes

Oh good morning!  Notice anything different around here?  I hope so.  Please ignore the fact that the blog reno is half finished and that stuff probably doesn't work.  I'll get there eventually.  I just needed something different.  Like two months ago.  Stuff about the other layout was driving me nuts and I couldn't figure out what code I needed to edit.  But I'm proud to say I'm learning more about css and html!  Well kinda... I can google and copy and paste what people tell me to.  That counts right?

Moving on, this morning I'm here to share pumpkin snickerdoodles with you.  I LOVE baking.  Love it.  And I love baked goods.  But unfortunately I'm on this stupid eat healthier kick :o), so I've been trying to restrain myself.  I decided I could bake something once or twice a month to send with Chris to work.  There are an abundance of people in the hospital, so surely I wouldn't be imposing on someone's waistline too much, unlike what it would do to me if I had all 3.5 dozen cookies at home.

pumpkin_snickerdoodles

When I asked Chris if he had any requests, he told me a med student interested in the hospital, who was on his service or something, was allergic to nuts.  Considering the fact that I think 95% of the recipes I pin include peanut butter, nutella or walnuts, my options were limited.  I was reading off various recipe names and pumpkin snickerdoodle caught Chris's attention.

For once I baked something near perfectly, and these cookies are incredibly soft.  The taste is good, but I didn't really get any sort of a pumpkin kick.  Boo.  Nonetheless, they really are good.  If anyone knows how to make them a bit more pumpkiny let me know.  For the record, I actually made this recipe exactly as written.  You can find it here!

11 comments:

Michelle said...

They look delicious and I bet I would love the missing pumpkin taste, lol. But I know they have a McCormick spice called 'pumpkin spice' which may be something to add for more pumpkiny flavor!

Have a great weekend!

Amy said...

LOVE the layout!! Hey how do you change the font color in your blog? That is ONE thing I can never figure out and it drives me nutso. Going to make these cookies tonight (whoa exciting Friday night over here!)

Lindsay said...

The new layout looks great! Those cookies look delish! I love to bake too, but the hubby doesn't like sweets, banana or pumpkin...awesome huh??? That eliminates SO much baking! You would think I had a smaller waistline because of it...oh well. ;)

Happy Friday!

Chelsea said...

Loving the new blog reno ;) It's adorable!!

Nikki said...

The blog looks great!

Meredith said...

Love the new look!

The cookies *sound* good, but I kinda hate all things pumpkin!

lala said...

I love the new header, Ashley! Lookin' good!

Kelly said...

I love the header! Definitely a perfect picture ;) Just a suggestion- What if you made the blog divider bars a little more scrolly to match the "wannabe" in the header? That might be a bit more pleasing to the eye than the yellow bars!

wallacefamilyblog said...

great job on the new layout!

Ashley said...

Amy- maybe a little blog design tutorial will be on my list of to-do's for posts. but the short answer? if you're on blogger go to the 'design' section. then to template designer, and then in the advanced section. you should find it there.

kelly- thanks for the suggestion! yes, i'm not a huge fan of the yellow bars just yet, but I wanted some color on the page so that is what I tossed in for now. I'm sure this will be evolving for a while, I just wanted to mostly adjust column sizes and fix a couple other things.

Jami Nato said...

i have got to make these.

and cute blog!