I’m sorry that I haven’t been blogging lately. Sometimes life takes over…as it should. I only blog when my kids are sleeping and there hasn’t been a lot of that going on. My baby turned 3 weeks old yesterday and I’m still in the newborn fog where the days blend together and the nights seem never-ending. Sometimes when the morning comes and the sky becomes light it’s almost a relief because then I can stop “trying” to sleep. I usually hit a wall about one month after having a baby. The adrenaline has died down by then and all that’s left are fumes. If you see me rocking in the corner mumbling to myself next week, you’ll know why.
It sounds like I’m complaining. Sorry.
I’m so grateful to have my baby girl and I know that the exhaustion is only temporary. Baking makes me feel like myself again. Me, Pandora, and baking is my happy place.
My last few attempts at baking fall treats haven’t been successful but these cookies were a hit. Even my kids, who have seen enough cookies and cupcakes to send them to therapy, said these were REALLY good.
I love myself an oatmeal scotchie but my only complaint is that they’re always dry. Adding pumpkin solves this problem and the result is an incredibly moist cookie with a slight pumpkin flavor. I found the batter to the original recipe to be entirely too wet and had to add a significant amount of flour to make them into any cookie form. I added some pumpkin pie spice too to up the pumpkin flavor.