Falling into the new season with sweetness


Neveah Jones

Caramel apples are a popular treat during the fall season. These flavorful apples are a great addition to a holiday party or get together.

Christie Hernandez, Staff Writer

Autumn is often associated with pumpkin spiced lattes and cinnamon scented candles. While spending all day by the pool is as refreshing as it sounds, cranking up homemade fall recipes in any kind of weather is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Caramel apples:

Servings: 4


  • 4 green apples
  • 1 ½ bags caramel chews


  • Rinse apples to preserve cleanliness.
  • Place caramel chews in medium-sized saucepan.
  • Melt on low to medium until fully melted.
  • Let caramel cool for five to 10 minutes.
  • Dip apples into caramel until satisfied.
  • Enjoy!

Soft pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting:

With a soft and sensational taste, these pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting are a wonderful addition to your palate.

Servings: 24

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks butter (slightly melted)
  • ⅔ cup brown coconut sugar
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon 
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder


  • 1 can whipped cream cheese frosting (any brand)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, egg and sugar using an electric mixer. Mix well.
  • Add in the flour, cinnamon and pumpkin. Mix until it reaches a thick consistency.
  • Finish by adding baking soda, baking powder, vanilla extract and a dash of salt. Mix again.
  • Spray baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Form round balls with the dough and place them two inches apart in a 12×11-inch pan. One pan should fit 12 cookies.
  • Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown .
  • When cooled, evenly coat whipped frosting onto the cookies and top with cinnamon garnish.
  • Enjoy!
Neveah Jones
Pumpkin cookies are a tasty way to get into the spirit of the fall season. These cookies with a coat of fluffy cream cheese frosting bring a burst of flavor to your taste buds.