If there is something I love about fall, it’s baking. This sounds pretty obvious, no? But really, it is the OPTIMAL time to bake. The spices are so earthy and deep and it take very little to make your house smell better than any stupid scented candle ever could– and you get to eat the results!
I did come across something surprising at my usual hangout, Black Sheep, the other day. They are going pumpkin crazy and are baking it into everything they can. Pumpkin coffee cake, pumpkin pie bars and these little beauties:
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, from my book! How cool is that? I’ve now discovered that the only thing better than homemade cookies you love is homemade cookies you love that you didn’t have to make! They just appear out of thin air!
With the season of pumpkin baking upon us, every other recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice. You probably have everything you need to make this blend in your own pantry, plus you can tweak it to your liking! I’m not a huge clove lover, so this recipe is bit subdued in that area. Make a nice big batch of it so you can just dip in as needed.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend
3 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. plus 2 teas. ground ginger
2 teas. ground nutmeg
1 teas. ground cloves
Mix well in a clean bowl and combine well. Transfer to an airtight bottle or container.
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