My stress level was lower. I had a nice run & I actually felt like going in the kitchen & makin’ a mess. For some inspiration, I let my second favorite dark haired, hazel eyed stud serenade me:
I started with Ashlee’s Famous Sugar Cookie recipe & made a few minor adjustments:
- Cut the recipe in half
- Omitted the almond extract & lemon zest
- Added some pumpkin (1/4 c.), cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon), nutmeg (1/4 teaspoon) & cloves (1/4 teaspoon). I added those items just before sifting in the flour.
- Rolled out the dough & cut it into a pumpkin shape (no stencil, just kinda guessed).
Have I ever mentioned the hardest part of baking for me? It’s definitely trying to not eat all the dough when I get to this point:
& I baked at 400 for 12 minutes. I let it cool, hopped in the shower, & whipped up some frosting for this bad boy. I kicked it old school & filled up a ziploc baggy, snipped the tip & added some piping for decoration:
Now who’s going to eat it for me?