We’ve slowly relaxed into a steady schedule of school, after-school activities, and the occasional get-together with friends. The cold and early darkness keeps us indoors more, but we still find ways to have fun, like playing chess, reading adventure books aloud together, trying out science projects. I bought a book, The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book, and we are going through it and trying all the experiments one by one. The boys also discovered origami, so basically, fun indoors is pretty darned fun too.
The boys are both in Boy Scouts (my older son is now a Bear!) and they are interested in trying out tennis, so I’m looking for a local venue to try out some lessons indoors and see if this is a sport they love. I love tennis so much that it would be fabulous to have this to share with them, so fingers crossed! We’ve also been watching Fuller House together. They loved Full House and wanted to continue, and they find it crazy that the girls have all grown up and now one has three sons of her own that are silly and funny and about the same age as they are.
After homework we watch movies too, and we recently watched Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin, perfect for this time of year. We made Pumpkin Pie Spice Snickerdoodles to eat while we watched. Everything tastes better with pumpkin, it’s unbelievable. I even made a pumpkin ravioli recipe once, and it was so good (who woulda thought?). When I bake in the fall, International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer makes everything better ♥︎ You have to try our snickerdoodles:
Pumpkin Pie Spice Snickerdoodles
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1. Mix butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together in a bowl with a wooden spoon until smooth. Add in the egg, pumpkin puree, International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer, and vanilla extract and mix together well.
2. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together. Add dry ingredients to dough and mix together well. Place dough into fridge for at least ten minutes while preheating oven to 350º F (overnight is even better if making dough a day in advance).
3. Remove dough from fridge and scoop dough out 2 tablespoons at a time. Roll into balls and place three inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
4. Bake at 350º F for about 12 minutes, then remove from heat quickly to prevent over-baking.
Enjoy! These are sooo good!
How has the cold weather changed your family activities? Do you bake more and look for more fun indoor activities too?
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