Let’s talk pumpkin and chocolate, shall we?
Honestly, until this year, I hadn’t ever tried anything pumpkin and chocolate. I really thought the combination sounded terrible. Well, if you’re like me and have yet to give into this delightful combination, you’re missing out. I finally gave in and tried it and let me tell you it’s amazing. Still not quite up there with peanut butter and chocolate, but hey, what else is? The answer is nothing.
So anyway, as usual, the other night I was lying in bed and recipe ideas were swimming through my brain. Then, the greatest idea bubbled to the surface: PUMPKIN MILANOS! Hello?! Why haven’t I thought of this before?? I immediately grabbed my iPhone, pulled up my Evernote app and added it to my recipe ideas. By the way, it drives my husband crazy that I constantly light up our room like the 4th of July in the middle of the night to note my recipe ideas.
The next morning I begrudgingly pulled Google up and typed in “pumpkin Milano cookies.” It never fails that whenever I think I’ve got the most original, out-of-this-world recipe idea, it already exists. Like my brilliant idea to make a wine cake? Yeah, been done a thousand times. Or the time I developed a “crepe casserole” in my mind? Turns out it’s called a crepe cake.
But this time was different. Nothing! Ah ha! I was so excited, you should have seen me. I had no idea how to create a Milano cookie from scratch though; I mean that sounds nearly impossible otherwise why would I spend $5.00 on a bag of 4 cookies from Pepperidge Farm? Well, as luck would have it there are a couple homemade Milano cookie recipes out there! I just had to figure out how to add the pumpkin and spices. Let me tell you, these cookies are sooo yummy. I dare you to make them and try to eat just one. Double dog dare you. I will say that the texture isn’t really like a Milano cookie. Unfortunately, they don’t have a crisp, airy texture. It’s more soft and chewy, but that’s okay. Try it for yourself!