Pumpkin Patch Treats

These pumpkin patch treats are PERFECT for your fall gathering or party, or just the perfect kid-friendly treat to make on a crisp autumn weekend. Enjoy

Well, I super duper have a lot to say. It’s been.. a week. Isn’t it always?

I will have a longer, more personal post tomorrow morning. Right now I really want this post to speak for itself. Can you say adorable? I know you can, but can you please associate it with the wonder of Pumpkin Patch Treats! What else to say except that my kids think this is even better than sliced bread, and they love sliced bread. And I have been meaning to write about these treats but October is passing through like liquid and I absolutely have to share now that there’s still time. Make them for pumpkin picking day! Make them for Halloween! Or make them just for the weekend. You have earned it! Don’t pass go!

Pumpkin Patch Treats

Ingredients

1 pkg. Hostess Suzy Q’s
1 pkg. Chocolate Graham Crackers
One Container Vanilla Frosting
One Container Chocolate Frosting
1 pkg. Candy Pumpkins
8 Wood Craft Sticks
8 Round Wood Pieces (sold at craft stores)
Green Candy Shreds
Black Marker
Glue Gun

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Directions

  1. Crush one package of the graham crackers.
  2. Spread the chocolate frosting onto the Suzy Q cakes, and sprinkle a layer of the crushed grahams on top.
  3. Color the vanilla frosting green and put it in a plastic baggie. Place a few pumpkins on each cake and make some curly leaves/stems from the pumpkin to the dirt with the green frosting.
  4. Write the word pumpkins on each round wood piece and glue each one to a craft stick using a hot glue gun.
  5. Stick a sign into each cake.
  6. Sprinkle a little bit of the green candy shreds in a few spots to look like grass.


These pumpkin patch treats are PERFECT for your fall gathering or party, or just the perfect kid-friendly treat to make on a crisp autumn weekend. Enjoy #ad

Enjoy!

These pumpkin patch treats are PERFECT for your fall gathering or party, or just the perfect kid-friendly treat to make on a crisp autumn weekend. Enjoy

Pumpkin Shortbread Cookies With Creamy Pumpkin Glaze

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Want an amazing extra, extra creamy recipe? Try my Pumpkin Shortbread Cookies with Creamy Pumpkin Glaze. There are 2 secret ingredients! #ad #DunkinCreamers

Can I even describe to you the wonder of today’s fall recipe?

See, everyone goes pumpkin crazy around this time of year and I’m really no exception. We had such a fall weekend. Saturday was cold and gloomy and I had to cancel the morning’s photo shoot. We all stayed inside cleaning or working. On Sunday morning, I had a family photo shoot in an apple orchard and the family came with to pick apples and then meet me back at the house for lunch. Then we went to another farm for a hay ride, playing in a corn box (like a sandbox but with corn), and then some jumps on the jumping pillow before getting dinner downtown. What’s a jumping pillow, you may ask?

Well, it’s this:

And a bit of this:

Wonderful, right? Right. The cool air came in at night and we hunkered down to watch a movie and bake cookies. So what I was saying about going pumpkin crazy like everyone else? I do go pumpkin crazy but I go REAL pumpkin crazy, and less fake pumpkin spice crazy. That’s why my cookies recipe is so good. It uses two secret ingredients, that are not so secret anymore. It uses REAL pumpkin and Dunkin’ Donuts® Extra Extra Creamer. Creamy and pumpkiny. And shortbready too!

It’s a perfect trifecta of cookieness.

The thing is, you all know I love coffee. I was born loving coffee. I often have to go decaf, which is just fine by me, because I can still make my coffee as creamy as I want. And Dunkin’ Donuts® Extra Extra Creamer is made with real sugar, milk and cream and has a wonderfully rich and smooth taste. I consider myself a coffee purist, and it’s the perfect choice for me. I also can’t resist Dunkin’ Donuts® Caramel Creamer – made with only real cane sugar for an authentic caramel taste. This time of year? I need to feel like I’m stirring homemade caramel into my coffee cup, you know? And it’s so easy to find!

They’re all in the dairy section of my local Walmart.

I also love my daily cup of coffee with Dunkin’ Donuts® Caramel Creamer, and maybe even some pumpkin whipped cream on a fall day. Dunkin’ Donuts® Creamer is extra creamy, extra flavorful, and there to give your coffee a little extra (extra) goodness. I love to swirl it in and enjoy delicious flavors just by adding them to my daily coffee. So simple, but so extra, extra! And not only does Dunkin’ Donuts® Extra Extra Creamer make a cup of coffee so delicious, it’s also an incredible ingredient for one of my favorite fall shortbread cookie recipes. Actually, I rarely tell people this. Secret ingredient and all.

My glazed pumpkin shortbread cookies are a fall favorite because they make the house smell amazing and they’re chewy, delicious, creamy, and full of spiced pumpkin. I used Dunkin’ Donuts® Extra Extra Creamer for the recipe, because I wanted the creamy pumpkin flavor to shine. You can also use Dunkin’ Donuts® Caramel Creamer or Dunkin’ Donuts® Vanilla Creamer as well and it will also be delicious. I don’t know that many people use coffee creamer for baking but it’s genius.

Want an amazing extra, extra creamy recipe? Try my Pumpkin Shortbread Cookies with Creamy Pumpkin Glaze. There are 2 secret ingredients! #ad #DunkinCreamers

Pumpkin Shortbread Cookies With Creamy Pumpkin Glaze

Pumpkin Shortbread Cookies With Creamy Pumpkin Glaze

Ingredients

  1. 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  2. 1 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  3. 2 cups flour
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/4 heaping cup pumpkin puree
  6. 1 tablespoon Dunkin’ Donuts® Extra Extra Creamer
  7. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  8. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  9. 1/2 teaspoon all spice
  10. For the Glaze:
  11. 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  12. 3 tablespoons Dunkin’ Donuts® Extra Extra Creamer
  13. 2 teaspoons pumpkin puree
  14. 1 tablespoon cinnamon and sugar

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 2. Beat butter and confectioners' sugar in a large bowl for about three minutes
  • 3. Then add flour, pumpkin puree, salt, Dunkin’ Donuts® Extra Extra Creamer, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice and beat until fully mixed
  • 4. Roll dough onto floured surface until flattened
  • 5. Use fun cookie cutters to make shapes and then take scraps, re-roll them, flatten them, and start all over again until there's no dough left
  • 6. Bake on parchment paper or foil for 20-25 minutes, until golden
  • 7. Make the glaze by whisking together confectioners' sugar, Dunkin’ Donuts® Extra Extra Creamer, and pumpkin puree
  • 8. Dip cookies into glaze and wait for them to dry
  • 9. Optional: sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar blend
  • 10. Enjoy!
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Enjoy!