Let’s establish something: I would not post a simple vanilla frosting recipe without an accompanying cookie or cake if it wasn’t something special. Typically I’d give you Sugar Cookies + Vanilla Buttercream or Banana Split Cake + Strawberry Buttercream. So what’s the occasion? Well, my little cookies, I have here for you my go-to Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream. I’ve tried others before, but this is by far my favorite. It is simple, and it is perfect.
Cinnamon is sweet, sinful, and warm. It’s the coziest spice in existence. But beneath that warmth is a bit of kick, the spicy side of cinnamon. That, my little cookies, is what makes cinnamon such a sultry sweet spice.
We find cinnamon sizzling in all kinds of recipes. But when we really start to see cinnamon starring is during the holiday season. Because of its comforting qualities, the spice is ideal during this time of year when the weather is cool and our spirits are warm. It’s what makes pumpkin pie so delicious, give eggnog an added kick, and makes our Christmas cookies extra special. Without cinnamon, our holidays would be nothing.
So, now that Autumn is upon us, we’ll be seeing a lot more of cinnamon. Yesterday, I made my first official Fall recipe: Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Butterscotch Buttercream Frosting. They were the most delicious, soft, melt-in-your-mouth cookies I’ve ever had. But I’ve got a confession: I doubled that recipe. And I didn’t just top it with the buttercream frosting; I made half with a Sweet Cinnamon Glaze. I’ve got to say, I was shocked. Why? Because I was expecting the Butterscotch Buttercream to be my favorite topping. But that was not the case. As amazing as the buttercream was, this Cinnamon Glaze was even better. It went so perfectly with the Pumpkin Cookies I can’t even describe it. All I can say is, “Wow.”
When the leaves start to turn and the air proceeds to chill, there is one thought that bursts into my mind like a child leaping into a pile of fallen leaves: Pumpkin. It is pumpkin season, my little cookies, and I couldn’t be any happier! Pumpkin is quite possibly one of my favorite flavors in existence, and I know I am not alone in this. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin milkshakes, Pumpkin Pie Blizzards, pumpkin bread; Autumn is Pumpkin-palooza.
Slowly, the pumpkin recipes have been sprouting up on blogs all over just like pumpkins in a pumpkin patch. It is time that I give fall (and pumpkin) a proper welcome. Hence this pumpkin-packed post. Pumpkin-haters, I shall not apologize, for even you will fall in love with this recipe (no pun intended): Soft Pumpkin Cookies.
Let me start by saying that these might but some of the best cookies I’ve ever had. They are certainly my favorite pumpkin treat. Even my mother who doesn’t get very excited by sweets is in love with them and declared them as her new favorite. They are so delicious and I know you’ll agree.