I read somewhere recently that proclaimed pumpkin is the new bacon.
I don't know if I buy that.
First off, I don't really crave pumpkin in the middle of July - it lends itself more to fall spices than summer fruits. And second, if pumpkin became the new bacon it could run the risk of being overdone, of people becoming tired of it. Personally, I don't want to become tired of pumpkin. Pumpkin is many traditional things - pumpkin pie anyone? But it can also be made new, like these cookies. Pumpkin and sage go surprisingly well together. Add a little browned butter and spices to amp up the fall-ness, and these cookies are old and new all rolled into one.
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