I believe it’s safe to say we’re officially into baking season. Fall is my favorite season; I’ve loved this time of year even before it seemed like a trend to do so. I love the chillier mornings, the darker evenings, and the comfort of staying home in my best fleece, sipping on chai, and making something delicious. For me there is no better time to bake and to celebrate what I feel is truly the most wonderful time of year, I’ve put together a few of my favorites. Sure, you could bake these year ‘round but these recipes are bringing in the cozy with added warmth, a little spice, and a bit of cheer to carry us through to the Holiday Season!
Let’s be honest here: there is no wrong time for a cinnamon roll! They do always seem to taste best on a cold morning, warmed from the oven and topped with a decadent icing. I love to add pecans to mine. These cinnamon rolls are fluffy, are just sweet enough and full of cinnamon. This recipe makes 18 rolls, perfect if you’re entertaining guests or want to save some for dessert or breakfast the next day.
Rich, golden browned butter, brown sugar, a hint of vanilla and of course, the soft texture and nuttiness from whole cashews make up this delicious shortbread cookie but it’s really the frosting that makes them so irresistible!
Toss the pre-made crust and try this recipe! This crust is buttery and flaky and comes out perfect every time. Try it in pie cups, cookies, or other treats. I’ve used it in a galette many times which you can check out here.
If you’re looking for something to wow a crowd, this sheet cake is going to deliver and there will be plenty to go around. The cake is soft, and the dark chocolate flavor is emboldened by the espresso while the honey almond nougat buttercream adds richness and creates the most amazing texture.
This is a recipe I hold close to my heart because it reminds me of a time in my childhood that was incredibly wholesome and pure. My mom would make this a lot during fall and winter, and I’d come home from school or from playing outside and have a bowl of this rice pudding. I hadn’t made it in years, and I recreated it from memory last fall. One bite and I was instantly filled with nostalgia and particular moments that I remember fondly.
Yes, these but even better! These have all the flavors of fall inside and should ideally be eaten with a hot cup of apple cider (well, that’s my opinion). The topping is a bite of brown sugary-cinnamon goodness and I just can’t think of anything better to eat on a fall morning.
These cookie bars are lush, buttery, and chocked full of butterscotch. I’ve topped mine with a simple butterscotch ganache. You cannot just eat one of these!
This Butter Pecan Layer Cake has got to be one of the warmest of cakes on a cool fall day. The cake itself is moist and fluffy and filled with delicious pecans. The buttercream is a rich vanilla that enhances the butter pecan flavor. This is a slice of cake that just says ‘Autumn’ to me.
It's football season and these just seem like they belong on the game table. Peanut butter, chocolate chips and even more peanut butter and chocolate.
Thanks for reading along! I hope you'll enjoy some of these this season. Happy baking, friends!