Fall is by far my favorite season. There’s so much to do; whether it’s taking a drive and finding a new place hike, enjoying some weekend football tailgating or sipping hot coffee while browsing at a farmer’s market, I love the feeling of that crispy fall air. Of course, it’s also the perfect weather to turn on oven and bake. I even came up with the idea to start Fancypants during the fall! There are lots of different favorite fall recipes I make each year, but this year I wanted to know what you like to bake. So I posted a question on our Facebook page a few weeks ago – and I added a little twist. I asked everyone what fall-inspired snack they could make using our Crunch cookies. The response for volunteers was immediate. I packed up and sent out free cookie samples and waited to see what everyone created.
Take a look at the creative and delicious recipe that April S. sent in. She decided to use our Vanilla Bean Crunch cookies. She paired them with one of the best classic fall flavors – pumpkin. and baked up these amazing looking Pumpkin Pie Cups! Follow her recipe below.
What you need for the Filling 12 Vanilla Bean Crunch cookies (by Fancypants Baking Co.) 1/2 c. light brown sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 tsp. ginger 1/8 tsp. cloves 2 eggs 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 c. pumpkin puree 1/4 c. heavy cream
What you need for the Crumble Topping 6 Tbs flour 1/4 c. sugar 2 Tbs melted butter 4-6 Vanilla Bean Crunch cookies, crushed (by Fancypants Baking Co.)
Mixing Directions -preheat oven to 350F, line muffin tin with cupcake liners (I use silicone) -combine crumble ingredients and set aside -whisk brown sugar and spices together -add eggs, vanilla, pumpkin, and cream to sugar mixture and whisk until smooth -place one Vanilla Bean Crunch cookie upside down (so the flat side is up) in each cupcake liner -scoop batter over cookies, about 2 spoonfuls of batter in each -sprinkle about one tablespoon of crumble on top Baking Directions -bake for 22-25 minutes, until they start to puff up and no longer jiggle -cool, then chill before removing from liners SOOO good, right? Thank you April for the recipe and picture! This one is definitely going to be a new fall favorite. Want to create a recipe with our cookies? Let us know! CCheers and happy baking! Maura