A Few Announcements and a Pumpkin Recipe

Hi friends!!  I just wanted to interrupt your regular blog programming to make a few announcements!  I have recently been deemed the Giveaway Queen by a few sources, I’m flattered to have this title and just want to let you know that there will be at least one giveaway (maybe two) a week from now until Christmas!  But I also have tons of other posts full of recipes, baby pictures, wedding pictures, inspirations planned as well, so don’t you worry, I’m not turning into a giveaway blog, I just love free stuff and even more, I love sharing it with you all while helping to promote HANDMADE/BUSINESS OWNERS!

With that being said…  don’t forget to enter the $25 shop credit to junghwa by amy stewart giveaway and the $200 credit to a photography session by San Francisco based Bllew Photography giveaway!  And next week, I’ll have a fabulous GIVEAWAY TO CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY on Monday, can’t wait!! 🙂

Next up, if you have been following my twitter, you will know that yesterday I mentioned that Much Love, Illy and I have something BIG planned for you all!  While this is not quite the BIG REVEAL yet, here’s just a sneak peek at the fun swap we’re working on…

The details will be announced next Thursday, November 4, so make sure to check back!!


And finally, it’s about time for another recipe don’t ya think?  Like that super LARGE pic haha?  This one I made for my coworkers and let me tell you, people came back for seconds and thirds and they were gone pretty quickly!  So I pretty much knew I wanted to make something with pumpkin (b/c it is pumpkin season after all and this post has me craving it) and I had an abundance of white chocolate chips in the house that my husband told me to use up, so put the two together… and you have a delectable cookie!  I searched my trusty recipe sites and found a Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe on Food Network, only changes being that I used White Chocolate Chips instead of regular Chocolate Chips, I doubled the pumpkin, and doubled the spices~!

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cake Cookies (adapted by me)


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups (12-ounce bag) white chocolate chips
  • Nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper
  • Directions

    Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick spray or line them with parchment paper. Using a mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Beat in the white and brown sugars, a little at a time, until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time, then mix in the vanilla and pumpkin puree. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Slowly beat the flour mixture into the batter in thirds. Stir in the chips. Scoop the cookie dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cookies are browned around the edges. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and let them rest for 2 minutes. Take the cookies off with a spatula and cool them on wire racks.

Did you notice how I called them Cake Cookies?? Well I think doubling the pumpkin does make it more cake like, but it’s definitely a good thing!!  I think you shall give these a try if you’ve been craving something pumpkin lately!

What pumpkin desserts are you making??


  1. October 27, 2010 / 8:06 pm

    OHH MY GOSH!!!! I need to make those cookies! AND I AM SO EXCITEDDDDD FOR THE SWAP REVEAL!!!!! AH!!!!!! Love you BOTH! <333

  2. October 27, 2010 / 8:10 pm

    Those look so yummy! I hope you are having a lovely evening!

  3. Nani
    October 27, 2010 / 8:31 pm

    my sister makes her cookies like this we always call them caksters because they taste like little cake cookies!! I am definitely going to try this recipe yum! I cannot wait until our birthday this Monday wooot!

  4. October 27, 2010 / 8:58 pm

    oh man those cookies looks sooo good, sandy! and im sooo excited about the EVENT! our event…muwahahaha! 😉

  5. October 27, 2010 / 9:19 pm

    those cookies look delicious! thanks for the recipe! =)

  6. October 27, 2010 / 9:47 pm

    Those cookies look amazing. I’m intrigued about this swap. Can’t wait to hear about it!

  7. October 27, 2010 / 10:18 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious and so perfect for this time of year! Thanks so much for dropping by – I love meeting new bloggers and thrilled it led me to your beautiful blog!

  8. October 27, 2010 / 10:31 pm

    So excited to hear more about your fun swap! I’ll check back for sure. Thanks for the yummy recipe too. ♥

  9. October 27, 2010 / 11:21 pm

    I can’t wait to see what ya’ll have planned! :] And that recipe looks delicious… gonna have to try that!
    Have a great night, girlie!

  10. October 28, 2010 / 12:01 am

    ooo, a pumpkin recipe! love pumpkin this time of the year 😉

  11. October 28, 2010 / 4:01 am

    I’m super excited to hear about this swap project 🙂

  12. October 28, 2010 / 7:51 am

    Two things. 1. Swap looks awesome! I’m in. 2. I NEED those cookies. I MUST make them. And I don’t bake, so here’s hoping!

  13. October 28, 2010 / 8:00 am

    OOOOh, those cookies look so yummy!! I’m definitely going to have to try and make them!

  14. October 28, 2010 / 8:27 am

    I can’t wait to find out what this big surprise is!!!
    The anticipation is too much!!!! 😀
    Have a wonderful day love!

  15. October 28, 2010 / 8:49 am

    seriously!! you have the best giveaways and such generous sponsors! can hardly wait for the next big one! those cookie cakes… yum! i will def be trying these. we are pumpkin lovers (esp the hubby). so far all i’ve made is a good ole pumpkin pie.

  16. October 28, 2010 / 9:14 am

    Yummy! I want to try those!

  17. October 28, 2010 / 9:33 am

    Pumpkin cookies?! Never had them before, but they look *soooo* good!

  18. October 28, 2010 / 9:40 am

    fun!!! you have so much going on… delicious cookies by the way!

  19. October 28, 2010 / 9:40 am

    They look delicious!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment!
    I am excited about your and Illy’s “Cold Hands Warm Hearts” “event”! Read about it on her blog already!!
    Can’t wait!

  20. October 28, 2010 / 10:33 am

    Hehe, everyone loves your generosity, Sandra – that’s why you have that title 😉 Looking forward to all your lovely giveaways!
    And oh my, I can’t WAIT to try this recipe! It looks soo good and so perfect for the holidays!! 🙂

  21. October 28, 2010 / 10:35 am

    i must say this event is really intriguing and i would definitely be coming back next week to check it out.
    I was very happy to read the sweet comment you left in my blog. So glad you found me…your blog is so beautifully inspiring!

  22. October 28, 2010 / 11:13 am

    oh yum! I want some to appear in front of me right now!
    & can’t wait for the swap reveal~

  23. October 28, 2010 / 11:48 am

    those cookies look delicious. AND i can not WAIT for the winter exchange you guys are hosting. ahhhhh.

  24. Chantalep
    October 28, 2010 / 1:39 pm

    I am still stumped Sandy! I see the mittens, I see the heart and honestly, either I’m really clueless or I’m super tired. lol. Probably both! Can’t wait.. I need a coworker to make these pumpkin cookies for me. lol. Looks a-mazing!

  25. October 28, 2010 / 10:37 pm

    Oh! I love anything pumpkin and chocolate!!! I might have to try these one of these days!! Yummy!!

  26. October 29, 2010 / 8:00 pm

    Oohhh. can’t wait to see what you 2 great bloggers came up with. Can’t wait for the details. I’m so proud of you and all the great things that is Sandy A La Mode. You rock my friend!!

  27. October 31, 2010 / 4:39 pm

    I’m SO excited for what you and Ilene are doing! 🙂 So pumped. And those cookies look so good! Mmmmmmmm!


  28. October 31, 2010 / 7:48 pm

    YUM! Thanks for this recipe! I’ll be sure to give it a shot and tell you what my coworkers think!

  29. Meadow Lark
    November 2, 2010 / 6:05 pm

    Try these with butterscotch chips and a cup of finely chopped craisins (dried cranberries, whatever. I call them craisins). Holiday OVERLOAD!

  30. Emilia
    March 1, 2023 / 4:50 am

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