Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles

It’s pumpkin season! Enjoy this recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles for our recipe Wednesday!

Ingredients:

  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly-ground ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Filling Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cinnamon-sugar coating:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together. Set aside.
  2. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugars on medium high speed until fluffy about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Blend in pumpkin puree, beat in egg and then add vanilla. Slowly add dry ingredients on low speed just until combined. Cover and chill dough for an hour.
  4. To make the cream cheese filling, blend cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together. Chill for an hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 and line your baking sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and spices for the coating and set aside.
  6. To make the cookies, take a tablespoon of the cookie batter. Flatten cookie and place a teaspoon of the cream cheese in center. Form another tablespoon of the cookie batter into a flat shape and place on top of the cream cheese. Pinch the edges together sealing in the cream cheese and roll into a ball. Roll in the cinnamon sugar coating and place on the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  7. Repeat until the dough is gone and flatten the cookie dough balls with a heavy bottomed glass or measuring cup.
  8. Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes or until the tops start to crack. Let cool for about 5 minutes.

Source: http://therecipecritic.com/2013/09/pumpkin-cheesecake-snickerdoodles/

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A Country Belle Chic’s 13 Days of Halloween: Day 5

Happy Monday! My apologizes for missing a few days in our 13 Days of Halloween! A quick trip to Hilton Head Island, SC (post to come) with limited WiFi threw my days off. So, to catch up I will post not one, but two days for our 13 Days of Halloween!

One of my favorite Halloween family memories was decorating pumpkins, and to top off this year, what little girl doesn’t want a decorated Else pumpkin from the movie, Frozen? Hope you enjoy day 5!

Frozen Elsa Pumpkin

elsa

Supplies:

White Pumpkin from Michael’s
3 packs Recollections adhesive rhinestones
2 packs Recollections adhesive Bling on a Roll
Jolee’s snowflake stickers
Tiara
Krylon Glitter Blast

Directions:

1. Lightly Spray pumpkin with glitter blast.  Let each coat dry completely before adding another coat.

2. Decorate pumpkin with rhinestones, rhinestone tape, and snowflakes anyway you like.

3. Add a tiara.

Source: http://apumpkinandaprincess.com/2014/10/frozen-elsa-pumpkin.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+APumpkinAndAPrincess+(A+Pumpkin+And+A+Princess)

A Country Belle’s Southern Fall Bucket List

“Life starts all over again when the air gets crisp in the fall.” -The Great Gatsby

My favorite time of the year is fall. The colors get brighter, the weather gets cooler, and a sense of down home country comfort is in the air. Every fall, there are many traditions that my family and I make sure we do before winter comes.

I hope you enjoy some of my favorite fall traditions, listed below. Do you have a southern fall bucket list?

A Country Belle’s Southern Fall Bucket List 

1. Visit a pumpkin patch.

2. Go trick-or-treating for canned goods for a local foodbank on Halloween.

3. Build a bonfire and cook s’mores. Talk about something yummy in the tummy.

4. Cheer on a SEC team. Who doesn’t love the Ole Miss Rebels and Tennessee Volunteers? 🙂

5. Count your blessings each day in November, leading up to Thanksgiving.

6. Share what you are most thankful for on Thanksgiving, before eating.

7. Take a trip to Mount Airy, NC and visit the Autumn Leaves Festival. (And see the town that inspired Mayberry, NC on the classic television show The Andy Griffith Show.)

8. Go to the Dixie Classic Fair. Everything can be deep-fried, right?

9. Carve a pumpkin.

10. Drink hot chocolate on a hayride.

11. Watch a scary Halloween movie.

12. Cook a gumbo.

13. Bake anything and everything pumpkin. Classic family recipe, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, will change your life! (Anyone want the recipe?)

14. Visit one of your high school’s football games.

15. Take a photo in a pile of leaves.

Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter Cups

It’s that time of year again! Pumpkin, pumpkin, and more pumpkin! To start of the fall pumpkin season, today I’m sharing with y’all an awesome recipe for Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter Cups!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon 

Directions:

Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave until smooth. Fill just the very bottoms of cupcake liners, mini cupcake liners, or candy molds with half of the melted chocolate. Set rest of chocolate aside. Freeze 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine all other ingredients and stir to form a paste. Take liners from freezer and top each with filling.  Cover with more chocolate, and freeze until solid. 

Enjoy!

Source: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/10/04/reeses-pumpkin-peanut-butter-cups/

 

Two Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

It’s fall, y’all, which means it’s time for pumpkin pies, pumpkin lattes, and pumpkins cookies. I hope you enjoy this simple, easy two ingredient recipe for pumpkin cookies. Remember,sharing recipes in the South is like sharing gold! 

Ingredients:

1 can pumpkin

1 box spice cake mix 

Directions:

Mix the ingredients together. Once the dough is mixed, roll into small balls and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-13 minutes. 

Enjoy!