Friday, October 26, 2012

Sweet Saturday #26: Pumpkin S'mores Cookies

Happy almost-Halloween, everyone! I don't know about you all, but I'm getting excited! I'm also going pumpkin-crazy, so I just had to make something pumpkin-y. I came across these AH-mazing sounding cookies recently and had to try them. Don't they look so yummy? I only did some slight tweaks, and I honestly was not 100% satisfied with them, but wanted to share anyway. The original recipe is called "Pumpkin Swirl Sugar Cookies", but they made me think of s'mores, so I gave them this cute name for my post. I Read on for how it went...



Pumpkin S'mores Cookies
(makes about 30 cookies)

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (+ extra for rolling) 
Chocolate chips  
Mini marshmallows
Raw brown sugar for topping

Preheat oven to 350. Combine sugar, coconut oil, and butter, then mix in the eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin puree. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, then wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. 

Flour a flat surface for rolling the dough out on. Take a section of the dough, and roll out onto the floured surface with a rolling pin into a rectangle about 1/4" thick. Spread chocolate chips and mini marshmallows onto the dough like shown below.

  
Roll the dough into a log.


  
Slice roll into slices about 1" thick, then spread onto ungreased baking sheet about an inch apart. Sprinkle some of the raw sugar on top of each cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until slightly browned on top. Allow to cool before serving.

  
Now, as awesome as these cookies look, I was a little disappointed. I thought dough was too doughy, and the pumpkin flavor was too subtle. This may have something to do with my using whole wheat flour or omitting the ginger, but I really don't think that should've made a huge difference. Also, the marshmallows practically completely dissolved into the cookies, which may have been because they were a cheap brand, perhaps? Honestly, I don't know. I followed the recipe to a tee except for the slight ingredient changes, but what I changed shouldn't have changed the cookies flavor too much I feel, but what do you think? I'm not the most experienced baker, maybe I did miss something...

Let me know what you think if you give them a try! Now, onto the features! Last week's most-clicked on posts were....


Simple Sweet 'n Savory is being featured here again for these too-cute cupcakes!! Love the cobweb frosting!


This yummy apple and honey challah is from Something Sweet, a blog that always has the most amazing baked goods on the web! 


Pinkoddy shared this sweet and simple DIY ghost tutorial made from upcycled materials.



This adorable unicorn-themed birthday party post is sure to inspire you! Congrats, Becoming SuperMommy, for being the most clicked-on feature!

I invite you to link-up Halloween-themed posts, but feel free to link-up whatever you want, as long as it is family-friendly and sweet! Fall-related posts are also encouraged. Our guest-hostess today is Good Girl Gone Green, and her blog is one of my favorites, so please check her out and be sure to leave some comment love if you like what you see ;)


Just follow these simple rules:


1. Link up something sweet to really WOW us all- your blog, Etsy store, Pinterest, Facebook, whatever you want! 
2. Link-up as much as you want and please follow me and Good Girl Gone Green if you are not already. Leave me a comment if you are a new follower so I can follow you back!
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I am still working on my Halloween costume, so expect some sweet pics of that and Lily's coming soon, as well as our pumpkins! Have a great weekend! 

Healthy Mommy, Healthy Baby

13 comments:

  1. Just joined the blog hop! your newest follower! http://threesisterandus.blogspot.com/

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  2. Hey thanks for the feature!
    Have a great weekend.

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  3. Hi, Jessica! How have you been? Wow, I'd never seen anything like this before; what a great idea! ;)

    Hope you have a fun weekend! ;D

    Miki.

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  4. Thanks for hosting! :-)
    Your cookies look yummy!!

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  5. Wow those look delish!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  6. Well they sound great :-)
    It can be rather annoying when something doesn't turn out quiet right and you're not sure why can't it!

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  7. Hi there! I found you on the Aloha blog hop - now following you! Would love a follow back at http://www.toeuropewithkids.com.
    Thanks!

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  8. I think you made some interesting changes to the recipe. I've actually never baked cookies with coconut oil, so I don't have a very good sense of how it might affect the flavor. Also, I suspect the whole wheat flour may have had something to do with it.
    And I like when the marshmallows melt in!

    Great post! Thanks for linking back!

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    1. Yeah, you may be right about the whole wheat flour. That may have been what made them taste less pumpkiny, but I am still wondering why they were so "doughy". Oh, well. We ate them up anyway! Thanks again for the recipe, I will visit your blog again :)

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  9. These cookies look great! Thank you so much Jessica for featuring my cupcakes along with these lovely features. Have a great day!

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  10. Thank you Jessica soooooooooo much for featuring my Apple Honey Challah, and for the compliment - appreciate it a lot!:)

    I love your pumpkin smores cookies! I think these cookies are very unique, and we LOVE marshmallow :)

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  11. The melted marshallow and chips on the top make the cookies look super delicious. Thanks for sharing them on foodie friday.

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  12. I wondered about the taste of marshmallow with the pumpkin, but maybe since the pumpkin was not strong it tasted ok...I love smores cookies though!

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