First Thursday Faves

FTF: Pumpkin Everything

It’s finally fall, y’all! Not only is it October, but the temperatures are finally dropping below 90 and it feels amazing! Fall is such a fun time of year because of football, sweaters, and, of course, pumpkin EVERYTHING. I may have to revoke my girl card when I confess that the beloved PSL ( Pumpkin Spice Latte) is maybe the one thing “pumpkin” that I just can’t handle. Something about the orange color and the sugar that sticks to my teeth just doesn’t do it for me. However, there are tons of things pumpkin flavored that I absolutely love.

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When I was a senior in college I lived in my sorority house. My roommate and I (shoutout to Janie) found the best smelling candle that fall and I have bought same candle every year since then. When I light my pumpkin nutmeg candle, it officially feels like fall. I have linked it here. You won’t be disappointed. This is really the only “fall” thing I have in my apartment right now because I refuse to buy anything new before we move into the house. The apartment may not look like fall, but it sure smells like it.

Now we all know the best pumpkin flavored things are actually edible. A few weeks ago I discovered my new morning treat. Noosa yogurt has a pumpkin flavor and it is a game changer! It is a little bit pricey for an everyday breakfast, but it is so delicious.

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Lastly, I wanted to share with y’all a super easy and delicious pumpkin cookie recipe. I made these for Dustin the other day and they are almost gone. I halfed the recipe (and spilled a little of the flour, oops) but these turned out great! They are light and fluffy with a subtle pumpkin flavor.

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Glazed Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick butter), softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ¬†vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons of milk (whole milk preferably)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add butter, oil, pumpkin, sugars, vanilla and eggs and blend until smooth and combined.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, and PPS and blend until combined.
  4. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Press dough down into desired shape.
  5. Sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then remove to finish cooling.
  7. Mix glaze ingredients together with a whisk and spread on cookies as desired. Glaze will harden after several minutes.

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I hope everyone is enjoying fall and all it has to offer as much as I am! It’s such a nice time of year that always passes quickly. What are some of your favorite pumpkin flavored items or fall favorites?

xo,

Lindsey

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