Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fall Baking Spices

It's a very wet and chilly evening tonight and I decided I needed to have a fire in the woodstove!
It nice and warm now. I have company coming by on Thursday afternoon to see my cottage and my grand baby. I will be babysitting this weekend so Otto will be here. He will be 2 months old tomorrow.
I have been looking through my recipes and will be doing some baking tomorrow. Jim will be coming back soon and I know he will enjoy a few fall goodies too. I do believe I need to bake something with pumpkin. I made a pumpkin bread a few weeks ago and that's always a hit around the Colantino's.

I'm going to make this soft pumpkin drop cookie with a cream cheese frosting. Looks soooo good.

Have you ever wondered what is in PUMPKIN PIE SPICE? Have you ever run out of it and didn't want to rush off to the store? Well, I looked it up and you can make your own. It's always nice to have fresh spices for holiday baking.


3 Tablespoons Cinnamon
1 1/2 Tablespoons Ginger
3/4 Teaspoons Allspice
3/4 Teaspoons Cloves
1 Teaspoons Nutmeg

Mix well and store in an airtight container


Stephanie said...

Yum! I love pumpkin so these cookies are a must-try for me :) Thanks for sharing the recipe. Otto will be 2 months old??? Where does the time go?! It seems like just yesterday he was born. Have a lovely day, friend.

Love you!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: pumpkin pie is very appetizing. I love it. Interesting recipe. Keep in touch

Susan said...

Oh Linda. Those look delectable!

So you will have your little Otto on the weekend! Overnight? Wowsers, if yes, that'll be a challenge!

I take care of my baby granddaughter from 7 a.m. til 3 p.m. , Monday-Wednesday. WOO HOO! Keeps me young! She's one year old now. Susan

GardenOfDaisies said...

My mouth is watering just thinking about pumpkin bread and all those delicious baking spices. Thanks for the recipe for pumpkin pie spice. You'll have to research and share "allspice" with us next. :-)
Have a wonderful weekend with grandbaby Otto!

Karen Frost said...

I love baking this time of year, especially pumpkin pie. Thank you for sharing the spice recipe! How exciting to have your little grandbaby for the weekend. They grow so fast.... xo