Today was a perfect day for baking for the holiday!  It was a rainy, cold day – the kind that makes you want to stay toasty inside.  After running, of course!  Luckily for us the day started out quite warm and progressively got colder.  Perfect!  I made two new recipes today that both came out great.  Neither one of them is entirely “my” recipe.  They were floating around online and I made some changes to suit my taste.

First I made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies for tomorrow.

pumpkin cookies2Chocolate chip cookies are Aidan’s number one favorite, and we all love pumpkin.  Plus, pumpkin is so healthy for you.  A “superfood,” in fact.  I tasted the batter, of course, and was a little nervous at first.  It was very “pumpkiny.”

Pumpkin cookies1The pumpkin taste was absolutely perfect once they were baked though.  These might become one of the top cookies in our house.  They are delicious!  Pumpkin pie and chocolate chip cookie rolled into one.  Here is the recipe if you want to make them. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

pumpkin cookies3Next I made chocolate mint cookies.  Messy, but very yummy.  These are not for tomorrow.  I just figured while I was at it, I would get a start on my holiday baking.  They are in the freezer now.

chocolate mint cookiesFinally, I made Double Chocolate Gingerbread for tomorrow.  Sandy baked this for me a couple of weeks ago and it was heaven.  Dane and I are gingerbread fans.  We could finish a batch of gingerbread cookies ourselves.  I had never tried chocolate gingerbread though!  And this one also has chocolate chunks in it!

choc gingerbread1                             choc gingerbread2

If you are a gingerbread fan, you will love this recipe.  Here it is Chocolate Gingerbread recipe

While I was baking I received a text that my running club sweatshirt was in!  Yay!  I love it.  I will miss all of my runner girls tomorrow at our club’s Gobble Wobble 5k.  Wish I could be there…


I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!



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