I don't really need excuses to indulge in dessert, but the snowy weather and a coworker's recent annual baking frenzy led to my own afternoon of cookie-making. As my eyes are always bigger than my stomach, one type of cookie would not suffice. So, we ended up with four types: chewy ginger cookies (they turned out more crispy than chewy but after some time next to the spongey pumpkin cookies seemed to soften up), pumpkin chocolate chip, oatmeal chocolate chip and oatmeal cranberry chocolate chip. In all the cases, we slightly altered the recipes we had, whether it was to suit our purposes or for personal preferences.
The ginger cookies being mixed up.
The pumpkin cookies in the bowl.
The pumpkin cookies ready for the oven.
Ginger cookies in the oven.
Pumpkin chocolate chip cookie.
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.