Friday Favorites

Autumn is finally here! The weather is starting to cool down and the leaves are changing. This is definitely my favorite time of year, so I always try to savor it while it lasts. This week, I found some wonderful autumn-inspired recipes to help you celebrate this glorious season!

Friday Favorites: Autumn Inspired

1. Vanilla Bean & Espresso Granola
I’ve been on a huge granola kick since I made this granola last month. That last batch is almost gone and I’ve been digging around for a new recipe to try. The flavors in this one sound incredible and I can’t wait to try it in yogurt and even just as a snack!

2. Brown Butter Chewy Ginger Oatmeal Cookies
I tried my first cookie recipe with browned butter over the summer and it changed my life. Well, that’s an overstatement. But it definitely changed the way I make cookies forever. I also love the sweet and spicy flavor of ginger. This recipe will be perfect to enjoy with a cup of milk by the fire this autumn and into the winter.

3. Buttermilk Pumpkin Bread
By now, you know how much I absolutely love pumpkin. I love the way baking bread fills your house with that delicious scent, and I can’t imagine anything better than a warm home that smells like fresh pumpkin bread. I can’t wait to try this!

Red Velvet and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been baking cookies. They are definitely my favorite treat and my favorite one to bake. These red velvet cookies are my secret weapon. They are so simple, require only a few ingredients, and can be thrown together in a matter of minutes. I love them because they are so unique; these definitely are nothing like your run of the mill chocolate chip cookies. These red velvet cookies are great for potlucks and parties and make a great gift!

Red Velvet and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

All you’ll need to make these phenomenal cookies are:
1 box red velvet cake mix
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 sticks softened butter
1 egg
2 cups white chocolate chips

Red Velvet Ingredients

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, add butter and mix until soft and fluffy. Slowly add cake mix and flour. Once combined, add egg and mix completely. Add the white chocolate chips and stir until well combined. Form dough into small, 1-inch balls and place on lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Red Velvet and White Chocolate Chip Cookies -- these incredibly rich and delicious cookies take just five ingredients and minutes to make!

And there you have it! I love making these for Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Do you have a favorite cookie recipe?