PUMPKIN SPICED COOKIES

Are you ready for an Autumn treat?

One of my favourite things about Autumn is the food and flavours that suddenly opened to us. No need now for light meals, the coolness this season brings welcomes in warm, hearty meals and spicy seasonings.

Spicy doesn’t mean hot, I am talking about all those spices that replicate that warm feeling. A great example of this is the holy pumpkin spiced latte. No actual pumpkin is used in the drink, but the spices that season the coffee are the reason this drink is much loved when the leaves start to turn.

Last year I gave my hand at making a pumpkin spiced smoothie, now I am turning my hand at this delicious recipe. Pumpkin spiced cookies anyone?

Flavoured with spices and chocolate chips, these are so soft and delicious that they make a cosy night in with a cuppa that even more special.

THE INGREDIENTS
(makes two dozen)

– 2 1/4 cups of plain flour
– 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
– 3 tsp ground ginger
– 1 tsp ground cinnamon
– 1/2 tsp ground cloves
– pinch of salt
– 170g unsalted butter
– 1 cup caster sugar
– 1 egg
– 1 tbs water
– 3 tbs honey
– 200g milk chocolate chips
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Pre heat your oven to 180C. Line a tray with grease proof paper.

Sift together your flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt.


In a separate bowl cream together your butter and white sugar. Once it’s light and fluffy, beat in your egg. Add your water and honey.

Stir in your dry ingredients and chocolate chips until it’s all combined and you’re left with a golden batter.

Spoon smallish balls of the batter onto your baking tray. You should be able to fit six onto a tray at a time. Pop into the middle of the oven for 10mins.

Leave on a cooling rack until slightly warm. 

Remove, and enjoy the small of warm treats that’ll fill your home for the rest of the afternoon!

Just absolute cookie goodness. Be right back, I am tucking into a batch right now with a good cup of tea and a tv box set marathon (nights do not get much better than this!) 
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