You know how some people have a sweet tooth? Well, I’m convinced I have a salt tooth. I have zero willpower when there’s an open bag of pretzels within arm’s reach. Ditto with tortilla chips and popcorn. I go a little weak at the knees in front of a big plate of charcuterie and olives.
I flavored the dough with the pumpkin and added cardamom. I love the warmth of cardamom and it is a great partner with pumpkin. The filling was simple, toasted pecans, sugar and melted butter. The dough is only lightly sweetened so a filling with sugar is perfect for this recipe. The cream cheese icing was really the star of this bread. We love maple. We love bourbon. And the two together with cream cheese and a little sugar is … heavenly.
For those that haven't heard, Archway Cookies( Mother's, Salerno) have closed there doors and gone out of business. No more Oatmeal Iced Cookies, Those wonderful Pink and White Animal Circus Cookies with sprinkles (been known to find sprinkles on the kitchen floor the next morning..heheh) and The Holiday Nougat cookies-no more..I will miss them. Here is the recipe for The Holiday Nugat Cookie...Enjoy..P.S Better hit your store and stock up on the other favorites before they are gone for good...Sad day.