As we walked down the road with friends, crunching through the leaves on a sunny afternoon, I breathed deep the scents of the maple leaves and sighed. I love this time of the year, October blue skies and all the changing colors. One of my favorite parts of fall is the great smells:
Pumpkin and Sweet Potatoes
Apples and Pears
They make me feel like staying home, cozy, and with my family. They remind me to breathe deep, the season is short.
(I found this recipe that my mom has had for years and they turned out perfectly)
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
2 tsps. baking soda
1 tsp each: cinnamon, ginger, cloves
Roll into 1" balls, roll in sugar and place 2" apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350.
They turned out both chewy and crunchy and made the house smell so good. Perfect with either a glass of fresh cold apple cider, or with pumpkin ice cream.