Three Fall Desserts

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Gabrielle Pfeiffer, Staff Writer

Fall weather in Coeur D’Alene consists of raining, harsh winds, and occasionally snow. This weather puts a stopper on most traditional fall activities such as pumpkin picking and enjoying the outdoors. This puts a damper on most people’s mood, feeling like their fall has been stolen away, but little do they know the best fall activity happens in your own home: baking. What better time of the year to make delicious desserts than the time of year when you can enjoy them curled up watching a scary movie.

The first desserts are your staple pillsbury halloween cookies. These cookies are easy to make and are on brand for fall. The pre-cut dough makes a no hassle no mess baking experience. All you have to do in preheat the oven, line a baking sheet, put the cookies on the tray, bake them, and enjoy the conveniently made cookies. These cookies are great for a movie night with friends or a lazy night at home with yourself.

The second dessert is molasses cookies. These sweet cookies are honestly a piece of actual heaven. These cookies are a definite staple for fall.

The ingredients include:

¾ cup of butter, softened 1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup of sugar ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 large egg ½ teaspoon ground cloves

¼ cup of molasses ¼ teaspoon of salt

2 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour additional sugar

2 teaspoons of ground ginger

Preheat oven to 350. Start by creaming butter and sugar together then add in other ingredients then scoop dough into ½“ balls to roll in the sugar before placing on tray. Cook for 10-12 minutes before cooling on a wire rack.

Our final fall dessert is the skillet chocolate chip cookie. This dessert takes everything good about the chocolate chip cookies and multiplies it.


6 tablespoons of butter, softened ⅓ cup of packed dark brown sugar

½ cup of granulated sugar 1 large egg

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 cup of all purpose flour

½ teaspoon of baking soda ½ teaspoon of salt

1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350. Starting by creaming together butter and sugar then adding in the rest of the ingredients to the batter. Lastly, fold the chips into the dough before putting in skillet. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the center is set.


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