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Salted Caramel Chocolate Thumbprints - a delicious shortbread cookie filled with chocolate and drizzled with salted caramel! These are going to become your new favorite cookie recipe!

Happy Monday, guys!

It’s officially Christmas cookie season in my world. I hope you’re as excited as I am!

These Salted Caramel Chocolate Thumbprints have my two favorite cookie characteristics.

The cookie itself is shortbread which you know is my alltime fave kind of cookie. And it’s got a salted caramel drizzle.

Which means that they are officially my new favorite cookie.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Thumbprints - a delicious shortbread cookie filled with chocolate and drizzled with salted caramel! These are going to become your new favorite cookie recipe!

I am so horrible at making caramel. Last time I attempted it, I tried 3 times and eventually had to throw away the pan.

It was really bad.

So I always buy the Smuckers Simple Delight Salted Caramel Topping. It is unbelievably delicious and a million times easier than making your own caramel.

I picked a jar up on one of my many Target trips recently. Guuuuuys, the Christmas stuff at Target. I can’t stop!

Anyway, for the filling of the thumbprint cookies, go for your favorite chocolate spread. There are so many available now! I went for plain chocolate but you can go for chocolate hazelnut, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate cookie butter – just pick your fave!

These are so delicious and super quick and easy thanks to the Smuckers Salted Caramel Topping

Salted Caramel Chocolate Thumbprints - a delicious shortbread cookie filled with chocolate and drizzled with salted caramel! These are going to become your new favorite cookie recipe!

My five year old helped me bake these cookies and while we were working on them, we got to brainstorming our holiday cookie plans. The kid’s got so many ideas that I probably need to start baking now to get it all done!

If you plan on using some caramel in your holiday baking or need any of the other Smuckers toppings, Target will have Smuckers 20% off on the Cartwheel app from 11/29 – 12/12. And for lots of recipe inspiration, check out the Smuckers Pinterest page!

Let me know in the comments what you favorite holiday cookie recipe is!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Thumbprints - a delicious shortbread cookie filled with chocolate and drizzled with salted caramel! These are going to become your new favorite cookie recipe!

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Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies - the most delicious pumpkin cookies recipe! A must make!

Are you still loving pumpkin?

Okay good, me too!

Today I’ve got these yummy Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies! Pumpkin and white chocolate is one of my favorite combos in the fall. Something about the earthy pumpkin with the super sweet white chocolate just makes my mouth happy.

Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies - the most delicious pumpkin cookies recipe! A must make!

For the cookies, I tried out the Monk Fruit In The Raw® for the first time. You guys know I love the In The Raw® family of sweeteners for my coffee every morning and I’ve really enjoyed trying all of them in baked goods this year.

Monk Fruit In The Raw® is made from delicious vine-ripened monk fruit. It has 0 calories and it’s perfect for coffee or tea. And since it measures cup for cup like sugar, it’s perfect for baking!

Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies - the most delicious pumpkin cookies recipe! A must make!

The cookies are fabulous. I made them on a Saturday and my kids immediately started claiming them for their school lunches. As if they were going to last that long!

It’s a really simple recipe and thanks to the Monk Fruit In The Raw®, the sugar content is really low compared to other cookies. I did use 1/2 cup brown sugar but only because it makes the cookies a bit chewier than they would have otherwise been.

Seriously, you have to make these before fall ends!

Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies - the most delicious pumpkin cookies recipe! A must make!

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Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies - the most delicious pumpkin cookies recipe! A must make!

Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies - the most delicious pumpkin cookies recipe! A must make!

Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1 cup Monk Fruit In The Raw® Bakers Bag of 24 Packets of Monk Fruit In The Raw®
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Beat in pumpkin puree. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, sift together flour, pumpkin pie spice, and baking soda. Slowly add this mixture to the butter mixture and beat until just combined. Fold in white chocolate chips.
  4. Drop the dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough.
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Heeeey guys! Happy almost weekend! My kids have a random half day today – isn’t that weird? I’ve never heard of a half day in the middle of the week.

Let’s all hope that I don’t forget to pick them up.

You know what. I’m gonna set an alarm. Better safe than sorry.

#momoftheyear

Today is an exciting day because not only do I have another pumpkin recipe but I also have a Kitchen Stand Mixer giveaway!

These Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Cream Cheese Filling were inspired by my current favorite candle. I know, so typical.

Anyway, it’s the Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow candle from Bath and Body Works and I am obsessed. It’s sweet, pumpkiny and everything I’ve ever wanted in a candle. If you aren’t burning it in every room in your house… why not?!

These whoopie pies are so tasty! The cookie itself is soft and a little bit spicy and the filling is as delicious as it sounds!

I don’t know if we’ve ever talked about it but I loooove my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. It took years for me to give in and buy one because I really didn’t think I’d use it much but I use it at least once a day. Not just for mixing up cookies and cakes but for things like shredding chicken and making whipped cream too!

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Monday calls for cookies! Right?

Remember that apple butter I made a couple weeks back? These Apple Butter Thumbprint Cookies were the inspiration behind that. I needed these cookies.

Before we get to that, how was your weekend? My husband was supposed to be in the field (he’d been out all last week) but he showed up at the door at 11 pm on Friday night – so that was a fun surprise. Then I spent most of the weekend watching a cooking Youtube channel that the bestie got me hooked on and impulse buying gourmet peanut butter.

It’s what I do.

So about the cookies.

I love a thumbprint cookie. You’ve got a cookie but then you’ve also got a sweet gooey filling. They’re like tiny pies.

These taste like fall. The cookies are made with crushed walnuts in the dough and walnuts are a fall nut to me. Is that weird? Plus all the cinnamon in the apple butter. I mean, I know it’s 98 degrees outside (gahhh Texas, whyyyyy?!) but if you turn your air down enough, you may be able to pretend it’s not stupid hot out there.

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Guys, I love the 4th of July.

I’ll love it even more if I can ever decipher the local laws to see if we’re allowed sparklers. Because sparklers are MY FAVORITE THING EVER.

(Don’t tell me it’s too dry for fireworks here. All it does is rain.)

The 4th of July also means increased security on Fort Hood so I’ve said, “Really? You think I’m gonna bring bombs on post in a doorless Jeep?” three times in the last week.

I mean, I get it. We have to be careful. But a 30 year old (yeah, my birthday happened) mom with 3 dogs in her (doorless, windowless, topless) car shouldn’t set off the terrorist alarm every. single. time.

Yeah, I’m really hoping for some sparklers.

I think we’re going to have a very low key 4th, just us, at home. This past month has been insane – isn’t summer supposed to be stress free? So we’re probably just going to grill and try to catch the Fort Hood fireworks show from our backyard. (If there’s one – I am so out of the loop.)

I am really, really bad at themed food. I think you know this by now. But I can’t resist a red, white, and blue treat. These Mini Fruit Pizzas are just sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting, and fruit on top. But they’re so cute and really delicious!

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