I love when Leslie posts a cookie of the week (and I bet I'm not the only one) but I have to admit I don't usually get the chance to try and make them myself. That wasn't the case with 'these' cookies though. Leslie posted the recipe for Pumpkin Drop Cookies a couple of weeks ago and I just so happened to have opened a can of pumpkin the day before to try out a new oatmeal recipe for breakfast. So I went ahead and baked her cookies. Some I put pecans in, and some I left plain (my daughter doesn't like nuts!). I was a little concerned when they came out of the oven because they seemed more 'cake like' than cookie, but I asked Leslie about this and she reassured me that that is how they are. My daughter loved them and for some unknown reason wanted to call them 'Pumpkin Daisies' :-) She would ask for a pumpkin daisy every time she came home from school (and again usually before bedtime) until all the daisies had gone. My husband ate the ones with the nuts. I had one myself but was trying to eat healthy that week so I didn't over indulge.
Well that was a few weeks ago. . . . . yesterday my daughter asked if I'd make the 'pumpkin daisies' again for her.
As you can see I did just that, but this time instead of nuts we tried adding chocolate chips (my daughter's idea). And OH MY! Can I just say these just melt in your mouth and are so yummyilicous. . . . I just can't seem to stop eating them this time. Thank you Leslie for sharing such delicious recipes with us all :-)
And while we're on the subject of 'yummylicious' (I'm really liking that word, can you tell) I went to my LYS the other day and picked up a skein of Noro-Cash Iroha. I wanted to buy some Malabrigo and knit a nice cowl. I've heard it's really super soft, but guess what? I got to my LYS and they don't sell it!!!! I've never knitted with Noro before so I thought I'd buy a skein and try it. And here's my finished knit.... Hand/Wrist Warmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
I chose a beautiful 'fall' color, but I will definitely be getting some other colors and making more of these. Such a quick and easy pattern (I rather like that you don't have to knit the thumbs). I asked Kristen to try these on so I could get a better shot than on my own hand. . . .
they seem to fit her pretty well, but stretch nicely for a warm snug fit on my hands too. I love these - I hope the recipient they're gifted to will too.
Hope you're all enjoying your Sunday :-)