I seriously had to look it up to figure out which is the correct term Fall or Autumn I have personally always said Fall, but I could see when sentences may sound better with Autumn. According to grammarist.com both are acceptable and widely used and known. The perfect mix of a season is so special it needs multiple names!
Even though it’s finally fall it is still hot as all get out and will be in the 90s before the day is through. Regardless of the temperature I am ready for all the yummy baking and the fall scents in the air that go with it. Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Sugar Scrubs, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and some diffuser options that will make you want to eat Pumpkin Pie! This is my favorite time of year to do some baking. I also cannot wait to start wearing sweaters, sweatshirts and riding boots! As the cycle goes when it does get cold I will be begging for warmer weather – too bad it cannot be in the mid 60s to 70s year round.
While you are getting ready to start making your Pumpkin Spice Latte and Cookies you want to get in the right frame by diffusing something that smells just as yummy! Right now I have Thieves and Orange in the diffuser but I will be changing it up to Autumn Spice as soon as it runs empty!!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup all natural applesauce
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 drops of Young Living Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil or 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (you can also use whole wheat with no other modifications; you can use Einkorn Flour as well but reduce apple sauce to 1/4)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Parchment Paper
- Cookie Sheet
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine pumpkin, sugar, applesauce, egg, vanilla extract and cinnamon bark (if using ground cinnamon add in next step) in large bowl and mix well. In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients flour, baking powder, salt, baking powder and ground cinnamon if not using cinnamon bark. Slowly add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture until fully combined. Once combined slowly fold in chocolate chips and walnuts (optional). Drop by spoonful onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 10-14 minutes on 350 degrees.
This should come out cake like in consistency and are ready to eat up!! Yummo ~
Pumpkin Spice Latte:
We all know that every coffee shop is selling the Pumpkin Spice Latte and if you are like me they you are addicted and know you are spending major bucks on something that you could easily make at home for a fraction of the cost. My friend Jill has this AMAZING Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe that will keep some money in your pockets while still enjoying you Pumpkin Spice Latte!! Check out her post over at Sprouts and Honey!!
Pumpkin Spice Scented Sugar Scrub:
Needing some downtime? How about a Pumpkin Sugar Scrub? Young Living shared this recipe on their Facebook page last fall and it looks and smells good enough to eat. Too bad it isn’t.
- 1 3/4 cups brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 drop Cinnamon essential oil
- 1 drop Clove essential oil
- 1 drop Ginger essential oil
- 1 drop Nutmeg essential oil
- 1/4 cup almond or jojoba oil
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- Mason Jar
Combine sugars in a mixing bowl. Mix oils and honey together in a separate container. Combine liquid mixture with sugars in mixing bowl and stir until it reaches desired texture, adding more oil or sugar if necessary. Transfer to mason jar or other container and enjoy!
Now I wouldn’t mind being able to cuddle up on the couch with a good book on my kindle, blanket, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and a latte – unfortunately I will probably be waiting another month or two to be able to do that.