My Mom always made pumpkin bars when I lived at home. Mmmm. She would slice through the thick deliciousness and serve up a wedge of yummy that tasted just like fall. The cream cheese frosting put the whole thing over the top. YUM.
As you can see, I love fall-y foods. Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bars, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie ... yeah pretty much everything with pumpkin. And then there's cinnamon! Snickerdoodles, cinnamon rolls, cinnamon bread ... I absolutely love the sweet treats that accompany fall and welcome us into winter.
And, while I love me some good pumpkin and cinnamon, my favorite cookies to make when the days get chilly are Russian Tea Cakes.
Of course, in my classy and refined household, we refer to them as "Snowballs".
I loved making these as a kid and I still love to make them as an adult. The powdered sugar and real butter melt in your mouth and I always stash an M&M in the center to finish off the experience with a bit of chocolate. Because every good experience should be finished off with a bit of chocolate, in my book. The true recipe includes walnuts, which I don't exactly love, so I just omit the walnut and toss in the M&M. An adequate trade, in my opinion.
So! What about you? What is your favorite treat of the season?