In lieu of our usual weekly post, I thought I’d do something a little different this time around for Thanksgiving. It’ll be short, sweet, and focusing on gratitude.
THANK YOU for your Loyalty
First of all, I wanted to let you know that I am truly grateful for your loyalty, your readership, your attendance in any courses I’ve released this year, webinars or podcasts I’ve been honored to be a guest on, etc.
This year truly has been an amazing one for Ashley Uhl Consulting and I couldn’t have done it without you! Your loyalty and support has honestly meant so very much to me and I am so incredibly thankful for it. So from the bottom of my heart, truly, truly Thank You.
A Gift of My Appreciation
And as a token of my appreciation, I wanted to share something else that I hold near and dear to my heart, a baking recipe. Baking is something that I have a love/hate/can’t get enough of it relationship with as it’s constantly a challenge – and well, to be fair, I’m always looking for something more and more challenging to take on.
But in all of the baking that I’ve done, there is one recipe that continually gets rave reviews maybe more than anything else I make. And the best part? It’s also the easiest! They’re pumpkin chocolate chip cookies from a fantastic blog called “I Heart Naptime” and they truly are AMAZING! They’re fluffy, cakey, soft as clouds, have a hint of cinnamon spice, and the perfect touch of soft chocolate. They are phenomenal. When I bring them somewhere, I literally have people taking them from me as I walk in the door, hiding them in undisclosed locations to make sure they get their fair share before everyone else does. This week I’ll be making four batches to make sure there’s not a mutiny.
Now, the recipe has two different versions, the updated (which is currently on their site) and the original The BEST pumpkin chocolate chip cookies – I Heart Naptime (which I missed so much that I reached out to ask for and they were gracious enough to share). I prefer the original and so does everyone else that I’ve made these for, but that may just be because we got used to them (or because the cinnamon taste comes through more). The only change is in the spices used and their amounts so the difference isn’t huge.
A Few Quick Notes
Now if you’re going to go ahead and throw them into the mix this week (which I highly encourage you to do so) I only have a couple of quick notes to add. First, when they’re done, be aware that they will be EXTREMELY soft and won’t seem quite done. If you pick them up, they will literally fall apart. So, don’t handle them (other than moving them from the baking sheet to a cooling rack and do that with a wide spatula) until they are completely and totally cooled off.
Second, because of the pumpkin they have a tendency to get very wet and sticky if you seal them off too much for too long. So, I always put them in a container and then place the lid slightly hanging off to the side. That way condensation doesn’t build up. I also wouldn’t pack too many cookies into one container for the same reason. Give them a little room to breathe.
Also feel free to double or triple the batch as I’ve done so multiple times without any problems at all. I’ve also swapped out the chocolate chips for walnuts for a friend who adores these but gets migraines from chocolate, and they were still a huge hit. So, you really can take this recipe and run with it, adapting it to how many you need or what style you’d like.
Thank You Again and Happy Thanksgiving!
So that’s it! Thank you so very much again for all that you’ve done to support Ashley Uhl Consulting this year and I do wish you and yours an absolutely fun filled, food filled Thanksgiving!
Write in the comments below, what are some of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes? I’d love to see your recipes and create a swap for everyone’s benefit!