Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts | Beauty and Blooms

Nothing beats a brisk day at the orchard filling our baskets with apples followed by warm cider and donuts. While Ian and I make a few trips out to the orchard each season, I wanted to try making these apple cider donuts at home so I had the option to satisfy my craving without leaving the house.

Apple Cider Donuts | Beauty and Blooms

I kept my expectations low since this was my first attempt at baking apple cider donuts. Luckily this recipe was fool-proof and they came out of the oven nice and fluffy.

Apple Cider Donuts | Beauty and Blooms

After they cooled I rolled them in cinnamon sugar and took my first bite. Right away I knew I was in trouble! They were delicious! I kept a few to enjoy for breakfast, but the rest were packaged up for Ian to take to work. That is the one downside to baking these at home – you can’t limit yourself to just one! So I suggest if you decide to bake these you invite a few friends over to nibble on this fall treat!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Sinckerdoodle | Beauty and Blooms

With the onset of autumn I get a craving for everything and anything pumpkin. With a can of pumpkin puree and a few shakes of pumpkin spice, you can transform a traditional snickerdoodle recipe into a seasonal treat. Cut down on the cookie rolling time and ask your significant other or children to help out! This was a real hit in our house. Just make sure everyone has clean hands!

*Tip: Stir in 1/2 cup pumpkin puree in your cookie dough mixture. Also swap out the cinnamon for pumpkin spice.

Pumpkin Sinckerdoodle | Beauty and Blooms

Pumpkin Sinckerdoodle | Beauty and Blooms

Pumpkin Sinckerdoodle | Beauty and Blooms

 

Ski Hi Apple Orchard

Ski High | Beauty and Blooms

The onset of fall is routinely celebrated with a family trip to Ski Hi, an apple orchard outside the Wisconsin Dells. I look forward to this day all year since it means one thing – the start of caramel apple season! Ski Hi is perched on top a hill, so you get to enjoy your choice of caramel apple or apple cider donut with a gorgeous view.

What are your favorite fall traditions?

Ski High | Beauty and Blooms

Ski High | Beauty and Blooms

Ski High | Beauty and Blooms