I made cookies today! Isn’t that crazy? I don’t really like to bake. Ok… maybe sometimes.
Well, ok, fine if you count pizza dough as baking then I guess I do a good bit.
But, seriously, I don’t love to bake sweets, but this time I did because it benefits Susan G. Koman Cook for the Cure. The wonderful ladies at BeBetsy asked me to participate, and sent me the beautiful plate that I will now be passing on to Sunny from And Love It Too!
My mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor and my mother had to have a breast biopsy in the past (which turned out to be a benign cyst). There is not a single woman – including me – that doesn’t need to be consistently doing self breast exams and getting regular GYN check ups. For a good self exam lesson click here.
Who says I’m not informative?
Anyway, these are crazy good cookies. The same day I got the plate in the mail, I stumbled across a bag of Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses at Publix and they inspired me. Who thought of that? I thought the whole candy cane kiss idea was really thinking outside the box.
Keep in mind I’m not a big pumpkin fan overall, but these are good. I’m really proud of how they turned out…and they don’t have jalapenos in them!
Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Kisses
Inspired by Mrs. Field’s Pumpkin Harvest Cookies, makes about 24 cookies
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 package Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses, about 24, unwrapped
Preheat oven to 300°. Combine the flour, pumpkin pie spice and baking soda in a mixing bowl; set aside. In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat for about 30 seconds, then add the flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time until thoroughly incorporated.
Drop by rounded tablespoons on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, until set. Immediately top each cookie with a kiss.
Transfer to a rack to cool.