Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe via Family Fresh Meals

Warning...this makes a lot of cookies!  Best to cut in half or become popular with your neighbors!  ;)


1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chip 
2 cups rolled oats (oatmeal)
1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
1 TB vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar until well creamed together.  Next, add in pumpkin, egg and vanilla to mixture and beat until combine well.

Gradually add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until incorporated.  Next, stir in your oats and mix well.  Last, fold in both the white and dark chocolate chips.
Drop cookie dough by the rounded tablespoon on to the prepared baking. sheet.

Bake cookies for 14-15 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Do not overcook! They will seem a little soft, but will firm up as they cool. You want to keep the nice, soft texture! YUM!!!!

I'm pretty sure it's required that you make these YESTERDAY.  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Peppermint Candy Cane sugar scrub


The recipe calls for 2 cups of white granulated Sugar and mixed in a 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup Almond Oil (Coconut Oil will work too).  Add the oil slowly till you have a nice soft consistency that is soft but not too oily.  Then add a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil.

Once you have it all mixed together you will want to divide the scrub into two equal parts and in separate containers.  You will need to add some color to one of the containers.  You can use a little bit of food coloring OR you can add some raspberry juice like I did.  I simply took a couple of drops of juice from a bag of frozen raspberries…the perfect organic red colorant.

{via The Idea Room}