The flavors of November capture the essence of autumn, with rich, warming spices, and the sweet taste of harvest fruits and nuts. It’s the perfect time to bring these flavors into your baking, creating delicious treats that embody the spirit of the season. From the comforting aroma of cinnamon to the rich, caramel-like taste of maple syrup, the flavors of November offer a world of culinary possibilities, waiting to be explored in your kitchen.
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Baking in November is like wrapping yourself in a warm, cozy blanket, filled with the comforting scents and tastes of the season. The combination of maple and pecan, cinnamon and sugar, brings a harmony of flavors that is undeniably autumnal. As the leaves continue to fall and the air grows cooler, let’s dive into the world of November flavors, and discover how these seasonal delights can elevate your baking to new, delicious heights.
Flavors of November Are Diverse
Ranging from the nutty richness of pecans to the sweet spiciness of cinnamon. They provide a chance to experiment in the kitchen, creating baked goods that are as heartwarming as they are delicious. So, preheat your ovens, gather your ingredients, and get ready to bake your way through the flavors of November.
Maple Pecan Cookies
As we continue our journey through the flavors of November, our next stop brings us a delightful treat that perfectly encapsulates the warmth and richness of the season. Maple Pecan Cookies by Lovely Delites are a sweet symphony of flavors, where the deep, caramel-like sweetness of maple syrup meets the nutty, buttery crunch of pecans. These cookies are not just a treat for the taste buds, but a homage to the autumnal abundance, capturing the essence of November in every bite. So, let’s gather our ingredients and get ready to bake a batch of these irresistible cookies that promise to fill your kitchen with the comforting aromas of the season.
- Prep Time: 45 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Servings: Makes about 24 cookies
- Mixing bowls
- Electric mixer
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Cookie scoop
- 2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (280g)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup butter, browned (113g)
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar (100g)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (60ml)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
- 1 cup chopped pecans (100g)
- 1 cup powdered sugar (120g)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (15ml)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract (15ml)
- Brown the butter on the stove top and let it cool for about 10 minutes before adding to a mixing bowl.
- Add coconut sugar, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract to the butter. Mix on high speed for 2-3 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Fold in the chopped pecans, cover, and chill the dough for 30 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Use a cookie scoop to portion the dough, roll into balls, and flatten slightly before placing on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly firm to the touch.
- Let cool completely before adding frosting made by whisking together powdered sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
The tantalizing aroma of Maple Pecan Cookies wafting through your kitchen is sure to evoke feelings of warmth and contentment, a true celebration of November’s generous spirit. The combination of sweet maple and rich pecans results in a cookie that is not just a treat, but an experience, a delightful dance of flavors that perfectly captures the essence of the season. Share them with friends and family, or savor them with a cup of hot cocoa, and let the comforting flavors of November bring a touch of warmth to your heart and home.
Cinnamon Roll Cookies
Now, as we delve deeper into the flavors of November, we find ourselves inspired by a classic breakfast favorite transformed into a cookie – the Cinnamon Roll Cookie by In Bloom Bakery. This delightful creation marries the sweet, spicy warmth of cinnamon with a soft, chewy texture, resulting in a cookie that’s as comforting as it is delicious. It’s a homage to those lazy Sunday mornings, with the scent of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven, but with a fun, cookie twist. So, let’s preheat our ovens and get ready to create a batch of these heavenly treats that are sure to become a new autumn favorite.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 9 minutes
- Total Time: 39 minutes
- Servings: Makes about 20 cookies
- Mixing bowls
- Electric mixer
- Baking sheets
- Parchment paper
- Cookie cutter
- Wire rack
- Piping bag (optional)
Cinnamon Roll Filling:
- ½ cup light brown sugar, packed (110g)
- 5 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened (70g)
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- A pinch of salt
Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
- ¼ cup granulated white sugar (50g)
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled (250g)
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoon cream of tartar
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened (168g)
- ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed (165g)
- ¼ cup granulated white sugar (50g)
- 2 egg yolks, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 2 oz cream cheese, cold (56g)
- 1 cup powdered sugar (135g)
- 2 tablespoon whole milk (30ml)
- Cream together butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt for the filling. Scoop ½ teaspoon portions onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze.
- Mix sugar and cinnamon for topping, and set aside.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks and vanilla, and mix.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
- Shape dough into balls, then flatten into a disk. Place a frozen cinnamon roll filling in the center and wrap the dough around it. Roll back into a ball and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving space between each cookie. Flatten slightly with a glass or the palm of your hand.
- Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 8-10 minutes.
- Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Make frosting by beating cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar, 1/2 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add milk and beat until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.
With their sweet, spicy aroma and irresistible swirl of flavors, Cinnamon Roll Cookies are a delightful way to wrap up this baking adventure through the flavors of November. They encapsulate the comforting warmth of the season, providing a sweet, spicy treat that’s perfect for sharing or enjoying on a cozy autumn afternoon. These cookies are a testament to the magic of seasonal flavors, a delicious reminder that even the simplest of ingredients can create the most heartwarming treats when infused with the essence of November. So, savor each bite, and let the flavors of the season linger a little longer in your kitchen and in your heart.
As our journey through this post’s flavors of November comes to a close, we find ourselves surrounded by the warmth and richness of the season, our kitchens filled with the comforting aromas of maple, pecan, and cinnamon. These recipes offer more than just a treat for the taste buds; they are a celebration of autumn’s bounty, an invitation to savor the season in all its glory.
From the nutty crunch of pecans to the sweet, spicy warmth of cinnamon, the flavors of November have the power to transform our baking, turning each recipe into a culinary adventure. So, embrace the season, experiment with these flavors, and let the magic of November inspire your baking adventures.
The cookies we’ve shared are not just treats; they are tokens of the season, sweet reminders of the warmth and abundance that November brings. Share them with loved ones, savor them in quiet moments, and let the flavors of the season fill your home with joy and contentment. Here’s to the flavors of November, to the warmth, the richness, and the sweetness they bring to our kitchens and our lives. Happy November!
Did you miss the first post in our November Nibbles series!? Check it out below!
Don’t Miss Part 3 of Our November Nibbles Series: A Savory Tart Affair!
As we continue to journey through the delightful tastes of November, our November Nibbles series takes an exquisite turn into the world of savory delights. In Part 3, we are setting the sweet treats aside for a moment to indulge in the rustic and robust flavors of two incredible savory tarts:
Caramelized Onion and Gruyère Tart
Dive into a world where the sweetness of caramelized onions meets the nutty and creamy texture of Gruyère cheese, all nestled in a flaky, buttery crust. This tart is a testament to the beauty of simplicity, letting the deep, rich flavors of the ingredients shine through. It’s a dish that warms you from the inside, perfect for those chilly November evenings.
Butternut Squash and Sage Tart
Embrace the essence of fall with the sweet and nutty flavors of butternut squash, paired with the earthy, aromatic touch of fresh sage. This tart is like a big, edible hug, full of comforting flavors that celebrate the harvest season. It’s a savory masterpiece that captures the spirit of November in every bite.
Both of these tarts are a nod to the hearty, wholesome produce of the season, showcasing how the savory side of fall can be just as enticing as the sweet. They are perfect for dinner parties, family gatherings, or simply a cozy night in, providing a sophisticated yet comforting dining experience.