Chocolate pumpkin cookies

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Chocolate pumpkin cookies -only 3 ingredients to make! So easy and yummy!

Do you ever have those day where you just want to hide in the closet with some chocolate?! Saturday was one of those days. My husband was working late, the kids were destroying everything in site, deadlines were approaching and the stress was rising. I decided once the kids were in bed I was just going to relax! That’s what Saturday nights are for right?! ;)

I spotted these pumpkin kisses at Target earlier that day and decided to bake up these yummy chocolate pumpkin cookies. I wanted something easy and fast and these hit the spot just right! So so good! I turned on some good ol’ Friday night lights, sat down on the couch and it felt SO good to just relax. I think sometimes I forget that it is good to just have no plans. Suddenly my day was softened while I was all snuggled up on the couch with a warm blanket and cookie.3 ingredient chocolate pumpkin kiss cookies recipe ...so easy and yummy!

Now I have to say you are either going to LOVE or hate these pumpkin spice hershey kisses… so you can make these cookies with or without the kisses. I absolutely LOVE them with the pumpkin kisses, but my husband preferred the cookies without them. You can also turn this recipe into muffins too, which is really yummy.

Chocolate pumpkin kiss cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 box devil's food cake mix (chocolate will work too or your favorite cake mix)
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 1 bag pumpkin spice Hershey's Kisses

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 350°.
2. In a large bowl combine cake mix and pumpkin. Stir or use a mixer until dough is smooth.
3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat. Scoop cookie dough onto the pan and then bake for 8-10 minutes.
4. Remove pan and allow to cool for one minute on pan. Gently press kisses in the center of the cookies and then place cookies on a cooling rack.
Enjoy!

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3 ingredient chocolate pumpkin cookies

That’s it! Can it get any easier? Theses chocolate pumpkin cookies are perfect for the “non-baker.” ;) Here’s what they look like as muffins. Note: You will need to bake the muffins for about 20-30 minutes. I found those cute baking cups here.

3 ingredient chocolate pumpkin muffins

Yummy both ways! With one batch you can get about 24 cookies or 12 muffins. Feel free to double it!

3 ingredient chocolate pumpkin kiss cookies recipe ...so easy and yummy!

Make some of these bad boys! You deserve a treat!

I’m curious…how do you relax after a long day?

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Keri posted on September 9, 2013 at 8:59 pm (#
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    By cooking up a dish

  2. Karyn posted on September 9, 2013 at 9:18 pm (#
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    These cookies look amazing! Love pumpkin!!! To make hard days easier I like to take a long bubble bath and sometimes have a special treat!

  3. Rachael K posted on September 9, 2013 at 9:23 pm (#
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    I think I commented, but I don’t see it… I usually just need a nap on hard days.

  4. Becky Prasek posted on September 9, 2013 at 9:28 pm (#
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    Love fall. My very favorite season. And then all of the wonderful and meaningful holidays and celebrations to follow. And wonderful fall flavors like these!

  5. ashley posted on September 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm (#
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    I take mommy timeouts in my bedroom with some really bad tv (kardashians usually)

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:34 pm (#
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      Haha I love it Ashley, mommy timeouts are much needed sometimes!

  6. Shelly Rae Wood posted on September 9, 2013 at 10:12 pm (#
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    oops…..I make life’s harder moment’s softer by hugging my kitty and having a chocolate treat for me and a salmon treat for her

  7. Niki posted on September 9, 2013 at 10:18 pm (#
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    With lots of wine and chocolate!

  8. Beth F posted on September 9, 2013 at 10:27 pm (#
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    I hard days softer by heading to my craft room when the kids are in bed and creating wonderful things :)

  9. Shawn B! posted on September 9, 2013 at 10:33 pm (#
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    Lots of coffee, with coconut creme creamer!

    • Mona Abeyta posted on September 4, 2014 at 8:40 pm (#
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      MMMM   I am the only one in my household that loves that creamer!  Enjoy!

  10. Katie posted on September 9, 2013 at 10:59 pm (#
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    By cooking dinner or reading a book.

  11. Kelsey W. posted on September 9, 2013 at 11:07 pm (#
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    Chocolate always makes my day better!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm (#
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      I completely agree! :)

  12. Beckie posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:16 am (#
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    Adding one of my favorite scents to my Scentsy warmer & cooking something delicious.

  13. tammigirl posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:18 am (#
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    I take to the bath. With books and magazines and a giant bottle of water. For others: I bake and launder their bedding so they can cozy up in a great smelling bed.

  14. Stacie S-H posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:17 am (#
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    I make hard things soft by taking some me time. A little shopping, blogging, painting my nails or just relaxing with a movie

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm (#
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      It definitely is important to take care of yourself and do things you love! I love all those things you listed, thanks for commenting!

  15. Elis B. posted on September 10, 2013 at 2:12 am (#
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    I have a nice dinner.

  16. Katy posted on September 10, 2013 at 2:17 am (#
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    Wow! These look great- and so easy! Thanks!

    I make my days “softer” by doing a nightly guided meditation. It’s so relaxing!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:32 pm (#
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      What a great idea Katy, guided meditation really is so relaxing! :)

  17. Heather B posted on September 10, 2013 at 2:32 am (#
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    I cuddle up with my dog, a good book and some chamomile tea.

  18. Jenifer posted on September 10, 2013 at 5:52 am (#
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    I will escape in a good book!

  19. Elizabeth G. posted on September 10, 2013 at 5:59 am (#
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    I take a nap!

  20. Amy posted on September 10, 2013 at 6:52 am (#
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    So yummy! Going to make a batch today! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:31 pm (#
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      You’re very welcome, hope you enjoy them! :)

  21. Casi posted on September 10, 2013 at 7:27 am (#
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    I make hard days soft by taking a hot bubble bath drinking a glass of wine and usually reading a gossip magazine

  22. Erin posted on September 10, 2013 at 7:33 am (#
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    I try to steal some time for a good book — that always improves a hard day.

  23. Sharon posted on September 10, 2013 at 7:53 am (#
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    These cookies look yummy, can’t wait to make them!

  24. Kelly posted on September 10, 2013 at 7:54 am (#
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    I make hard days soft by talking to people I care about and taking little breaks.

  25. Kelly posted on September 10, 2013 at 7:56 am (#
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  26. Lisa cooper posted on September 10, 2013 at 7:58 am (#
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    A hot bath, wine and chocolate!

  27. Sharon posted on September 10, 2013 at 8:00 am (#
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    I make hard days soft by climbing right back into my bed and dreaming about great times!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:29 pm (#
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      Sometimes that’s the best thing to do…just sleep a little longer! ;)

  28. Bri posted on September 10, 2013 at 8:03 am (#
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    I make hard days soft by taking some time to focus on my blessings and resting.

  29. Becky N. posted on September 10, 2013 at 8:06 am (#
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    By taking a break for hot tea for me and juice or lemonade for the kids. It’s a nice treat and helps us slow down.

  30. Wendy posted on September 10, 2013 at 8:21 am (#
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    I find that my pets are always a good way to de-stress for me … just a few minutes cuddling or playing with them and I feel lots better :)

  31. Lindsey H. posted on September 10, 2013 at 8:23 am (#
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    To make really hard days easier (which have been a lot lately!) I make them nicer by watching something like Friends with my husband. We laugh and forget about our hard days!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:28 pm (#
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      I love Friends, such a great show to make you laugh! :)

  32. Loretta posted on September 10, 2013 at 8:27 am (#
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    I’m kind of like you. I like curling up with a movie or book. Also going for a walk or doing yoga helps a lot.

  33. Katy posted on September 10, 2013 at 8:44 am (#
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    I take a breath and start to read a good book.

  34. Marisa Clark posted on September 10, 2013 at 8:45 am (#
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    When life gets a little bumpy, I like to soften it up with some baking. however, I bake for other people. it makes me feel good! :)

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:28 pm (#
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      Baking for other people really is much sweeter. Doing service for others always softens up my day as well!

  35. Lori Z. posted on September 10, 2013 at 8:50 am (#
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    I always try to look on the bright side of things, even if it’s just “it could be worse” or “it’ll be better next time” but really a walk with the kids and/or the dog totally does the trick.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm (#
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      What a wonderful thing to do Lori, thanks for sharing! Definitely something I think everyone could work on! :)

  36. kissesfromhome posted on September 10, 2013 at 8:56 am (#
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    Update my throw pillows to Fall theme colors and adding up extra fiber fills. comfy! :)

  37. Lisa posted on September 10, 2013 at 8:59 am (#
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    By eating some chocolate!

  38. Brittany posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:05 am (#
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    By cooking with kids ;)

  39. Andrea posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:08 am (#
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    WINE!!!

  40. kesha posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:21 am (#
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    I BAKE!!!!!

  41. Heather posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:23 am (#
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    Homemade cookies make anything better! Also spending time with my boys, they make everything better too!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm (#
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      I agree to both, warm cookies and snuggling are two sweet things that make my day go better!

  42. Michelle posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:29 am (#
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    Sweets, couch and movie time, and cuddling with my boyfriend!

  43. Jessica w posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:40 am (#
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    A good book, a candle, and my favorite warm beverage

  44. Lynda Del posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:41 am (#
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    By making up an easy and quick chocolate mug cake and then watch some reality tv.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm (#
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      Mmmm, a warm mug cake sounds like the perfect treat for a hard day!

  45. Anne Marie posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:45 am (#
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    I make hard days soft by pulling out some yarn and my crochet hooks.

  46. amanda S. posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:50 am (#
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    GREATgiveawy! Looks yummy.

  47. amanda S. posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:51 am (#
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    By taking time to smell the roses.

  48. Victoria posted on September 10, 2013 at 10:12 am (#
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    By getting a big squeeze from my two girls!

  49. Erika W. posted on September 10, 2013 at 10:17 am (#
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    I had one yesterday…I just tried to relax, played some Candy Crush and found some funny videos to watch to make me laugh!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:25 pm (#
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      Funny videos always seem to lighten the mood! Great idea!

  50. cayce wegman posted on September 10, 2013 at 10:22 am (#
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    By getting a hug from my mom!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm (#
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      Mom hugs are the best, aren’t they? I wish my momma lived closer so I could get them more often!

  51. Miriam Prantner posted on September 10, 2013 at 10:44 am (#
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    Something sweet and a book make hard days better!

  52. Theresa J posted on September 10, 2013 at 10:47 am (#
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    I escape with a cup of tea and a good book or a nice bubble bath

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm (#
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      Bubble baths definitely do the trick, there is nothing better than sitting in a warm bath with a good book! :)

  53. Corinna posted on September 10, 2013 at 11:00 am (#
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    I head out to Target to do some shopping. That always makes my day feel softer, along with a sweet decaf coffee drink. ;)

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm (#
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      Target is the best, isn’t it? I love going through their dollar section and finding cute little things! :)

  54. Charlie posted on September 10, 2013 at 11:06 am (#
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    Listening to Josh Groban music

  55. Andrea D. posted on September 10, 2013 at 11:16 am (#
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    I read my Bible and bake to make my hard days better.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:23 pm (#
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      Two wonderful things to do, thanks for commenting Andrea!

  56. Gina posted on September 10, 2013 at 11:18 am (#
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    We make some comfort food as a family & just tune out the outside noise of the day.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:22 pm (#
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      Comfort food is a perfect end to a hard day! :)

  57. Jessie C. posted on September 10, 2013 at 11:26 am (#
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    I make myself a cup of tea and take a bubble bath.

  58. Sarah posted on September 10, 2013 at 11:40 am (#
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    I relax by knitting while listening to a good book.

  59. brittany t posted on September 10, 2013 at 11:55 am (#
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    oh those cookies look yummy & easy to make! When I have a hard day, some things that make it soft are taking a nap, writing a letter to a friend and chocolate chip frap from starbucks! :)

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:21 pm (#
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      I love how simple yet delicious they are! Writing a letter to a friend is something I need to do more often, thanks for the idea Brittany!

      • brittany t posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:29 pm (#
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        you’re welcome! it’s fun and I like surprising people with mail

  60. Clarissa Miller posted on September 10, 2013 at 11:57 am (#
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    I soften my day by curling up on the couch with a soft blanket and Pinterest.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm (#
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      Sounds like the perfect thing to do on a hard day! Thanks for sharing Clarissa!

  61. Karen posted on September 10, 2013 at 11:57 am (#
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    Go to bed early with a good book!

  62. Rebecca posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:07 pm (#
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    Baking something and eating it while it’s still warm.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm (#
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      Mmmm I totally agree, warm foods are such comfort foods! :)

  63. Elena posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm (#
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    I like to cuddle with my cat. She is so soft.

  64. Bessie posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:16 pm (#
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    by looking on the bright side of things!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:19 pm (#
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      There really are always happy moments in each day, sometimes it just takes sitting down and pressing pause to realize them! :)

  65. Amanda Sakovitz posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm (#
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    I read a book or watch a movie

  66. Amy Cooley posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm (#
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    Pray!

  67. Megan posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:28 pm (#
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    Our neighbor trains pigeons. When I see them circling outside, I go sit out on the patio and wait for them to circle over our house… he usually does it early in the morning, so the brisk air, animals chirping, and the sounds of all their wings flying together… it’s so relaxing.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:17 pm (#
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      What a neat way to relax…I wish my neighbor trained pigeons! ;)

  68. tuesday posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:29 pm (#
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    I like to stop take a deep breath and remember what is important!

  69. Thomas Murphy posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:39 pm (#
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    I watch a movie.

  70. Sarah G posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:40 pm (#
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    I like to site down with my kids and read. It’s a break for all the things on my to-do list, and it helps all of us calm down.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm (#
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      Snuggling up and reading a book with my kids definitely helps all of us calm down too! Thanks for sharing Sarah! :)

  71. Lisa posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:45 pm (#
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    Anything pumpkin! Must try the Hershey’s pumpkin kisses soon. What could be better than a chocolate pumpkin cookie and a snuggley soft blanket and a good book!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:15 pm (#
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      It really is the perfect combination…warm cookies and snuggling up! :)

  72. Michelle posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm (#
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    YUMMY! I love pumpkin cookies, and of course I love chocolate. The best of both worlds….Yay!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:15 pm (#
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      Two of my favorite things! Hope you enjoy this easy recipe! :)

  73. Michelle posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:56 pm (#
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    To make hard days easier…I give each of my kiddos a great big hug to put life back into perspective and all priorities set right again!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:14 pm (#
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      Thanks for your comment Michelle! I agree, hugs from the kids definitely help me take a step back and put life back into perspective!

  74. Whitney Lindeman posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:04 pm (#
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    I make hard days soft by listening to music (especially Jack Johnson), or making music (especially playing ukulele).

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:13 pm (#
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      Music really is so uplifting, I wish I knew how to play the ukulele!

  75. Tracy Weiss posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm (#
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    I am so exited to try your cookie recipe. I have been making the devils food cake mix / pumpkin muffins for a few years and everyone loves them.
    I enjoy reading, baking and crafting to relax.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:56 pm (#
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      It is such a simple recipe, but so delicious! How you enjoy the pumpkin spice kisses on top! :)

  76. Kim S. posted on September 10, 2013 at 1:37 pm (#
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    I usually end a hard day with a cup of coffee and a good cry. Sometimes you just gotta let it out so you can be done with it. :)

  77. Jennifer posted on September 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm (#
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    I love to sit down with my kids and just laugh and play and remember the good things! Too often I get stressed about life and forget to just live in the moment.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:49 pm (#
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      Thanks for leaving a comment Jennifer, it is so hard sometimes to just live in the moment!

  78. april posted on September 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm (#
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    I make a hard day soft by putting the “to do” list aside and just playing with my kids. It makes all of us more happy and relaxed.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:49 pm (#
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      Putting away to do lists is the best thing to do sometimes…thanks for sharing April! :)

  79. Angelica posted on September 10, 2013 at 2:38 pm (#
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    by eating something delicious

  80. Danielle posted on September 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm (#
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    Hard days are made easier by giving ourselves a break…putting off the dishes and laundry in favor of an extra snuggle or storytime, letting the kids enjoy some extra TV or video games so mom and dad have a few minutes together when he comes home, or sleeping in an extra hour without feeling guilty about all the “should be doings”. Thank You for the giveaway!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm (#
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      Great ideas Danielle, thanks for sharing!

  81. Thisha posted on September 10, 2013 at 2:51 pm (#
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    I tried to make these… The cookie batter came out very whipped looking – I think I over mixed them. The end result although VERY tasty were very cake like in texture. Any advice to remedy this. :)

    • Jamielyn posted on September 17, 2013 at 5:19 pm (#
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      I think you may have over mixed the batter as well. I would try stirring the batter just until smooth! :)

  82. Mary Happymommy posted on September 10, 2013 at 3:18 pm (#
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    I cuddle with my poodle.

    Pin–http://pinterest.com/pin/400046379371080869/

  83. D Schmidt posted on September 10, 2013 at 3:20 pm (#
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    I make them soft by taking a moisturizing bath and eating a treat

  84. Kala posted on September 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm (#
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    Put the kids to bed early and take a long hot bubble bath with the lights off, and maybe a glass of wine.

  85. Jeannette posted on September 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm (#
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    If possible, quiet time with my Bible is the most sure way to soften my heart on hard days. If quiet isn’t looking promising, I usually turn on music, and me and my 2 toddlers dance…it lightens the mood and gets wiggles out!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:39 pm (#
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      Dancing really does help lighten the mood and gets my kids laughing!

  86. jamie Larsen posted on September 10, 2013 at 4:57 pm (#
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    I usually listen to music and scrapbook to make a hard day softer lol. or bake.. :)

  87. Meggan posted on September 10, 2013 at 5:22 pm (#
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    Dance party with my kids, it lightens the mood every time!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm (#
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      Sounds like so much fun! :)

  88. Lou posted on September 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm (#
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    I listen to some good music.

  89. Meryl posted on September 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm (#
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    I eat lots of chocolate!

  90. Jessica To posted on September 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm (#
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    I get some quiet time and read a book!

  91. Sarah Jane posted on September 10, 2013 at 6:08 pm (#
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    By eating a meal in peace (while my kids are napping) and in front of the TV:)

  92. Lisa posted on September 10, 2013 at 6:20 pm (#
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    I turn on the TV & just zone out to some comedy and try to forget my problems

  93. Heather P posted on September 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm (#
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    Your cookies reminded me that I bake cookies…ha really!:) Baking a delicious cookie and curling up with a good movie…great way to unwind from a long, hard day:)

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm (#
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      Mmmm cookies and a movie, sounds perfect! :)

  94. Erin Young posted on September 10, 2013 at 7:02 pm (#
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    junk food. not too great, right? but oh so yummy!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm (#
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      Sometimes that is all that helps ;)

  95. becca h posted on September 10, 2013 at 7:07 pm (#
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    Once the kids are in bed and it’s been a hard day, it’s time for ice cream in bed! The perfect softness to end the day :)

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:37 pm (#
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      Ice cream in bed is the best…especially when I turn on a favorite movie! :)

  96. Name posted on September 10, 2013 at 7:21 pm (#
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    Watching a trashy tv show :)

  97. Jenna Wood posted on September 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm (#
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    Lots of snuggles with my puppy!

  98. Tabathia B posted on September 10, 2013 at 8:41 pm (#
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    By reading a book

  99. kolpin posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:06 pm (#
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    i try and do physical exercise, after which I feel much better.

    rafflecopter: daniel

  100. kolpin posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:07 pm (#
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  101. Elizabeth F posted on September 10, 2013 at 9:35 pm (#
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    A cup of tea, a warm blanket, and snuggles with my puppy !

  102. Jennifer Marie posted on September 10, 2013 at 10:03 pm (#
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    I like to listen to music and let go!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:35 pm (#
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      Music is so powerful! Thanks for commenting Jennifer!

  103. Gail P posted on September 10, 2013 at 10:34 pm (#
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    A big cuddle session with my little boy before he goes to bed always makes my day better!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm (#
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      Cuddle sessions really are the best!!

  104. Erin posted on September 10, 2013 at 10:38 pm (#
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    Relaxing with tv, email and a magazibe

  105. Trish posted on September 10, 2013 at 10:52 pm (#
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    Snuggle with my girls

  106. Amanda Hoffman posted on September 10, 2013 at 11:12 pm (#
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    i try to take time to relax and make good food to try to make days softer

  107. LauriM posted on September 10, 2013 at 11:42 pm (#
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    I would unwind and make my hard day soft by listening to music or reading.

  108. Carmen posted on September 10, 2013 at 11:46 pm (#
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    By Baking with the kids and reading books on the soft couch

  109. Casey Peck posted on September 11, 2013 at 12:15 am (#
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    I’m a new mommy, and when those shots get us down, we do lots of extra snuggles! Thanks for the chance to win!

  110. Karen - Cinnamon Freud posted on September 11, 2013 at 1:12 am (#
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    I love to come home and cook up a dinner- usually just something simple but the chopping and sauteing helps to de-stress me

  111. Anastasia posted on September 11, 2013 at 2:33 am (#
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    Taking a nap or a shower or curling up on the couch with a book and a tasty snack :)

  112. Nancy posted on September 11, 2013 at 3:12 am (#
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    I make hard days softer by baking, or if it is a really really hard day a quiet bedroom, a good book, and a cup of chai tea

  113. Madeline posted on September 11, 2013 at 7:59 am (#
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    I make hard days soft by curling up with a cafe latte and a good book.

  114. Ivana Jankovic posted on September 11, 2013 at 8:29 am (#
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    I usually watch some good movie and eat ice cream :)

  115. Michelle posted on September 11, 2013 at 10:24 am (#
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    Honestly, going to my scriptures is the best way to make it through any hard day.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:31 pm (#
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      I agree…scriptures bring so much comfort and peace! :)

  116. Angie posted on September 11, 2013 at 11:01 am (#
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    I soften up my days by yoga. A mix with tai chi and pilates is even better.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:31 pm (#
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      Sounds wonderful…definitely something I need to do more often!

  117. Londa posted on September 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm (#
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    I snuggle with my kids on the couch and soak up their sweetness!

  118. rachel posted on September 11, 2013 at 12:31 pm (#
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    By hitting up a coffee joint for a jolt of sweet relief.

  119. Laura P. posted on September 11, 2013 at 1:57 pm (#
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    A nice chilled glass of my favorite white wine and a few minutes outside by myself!

  120. Jennifer Jensen posted on September 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm (#
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    I “soften” my days by reading. Apparently I need lots of softening because just this year I have read 87 books. But really, I have great kids and a great husband and I’m always trying to count my blessing. They are more plentiful than I sometimes realize. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:29 pm (#
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      Wow, great job reading 87 books! I need to make time for reading more, thanks for the inspiration!

  121. Kim posted on September 11, 2013 at 3:55 pm (#
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    I like to read a book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  122. Anna Pry posted on September 11, 2013 at 5:48 pm (#
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    i give myself extra chocolate and a hot cuppa coffee

  123. LinhC posted on September 11, 2013 at 10:01 pm (#
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    I relax with a cup of green tea.

  124. Crystal posted on September 11, 2013 at 10:10 pm (#
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    On those hard days, I like to pour a large glass of Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper and scrapbook or read a little.

  125. Mary posted on September 11, 2013 at 11:07 pm (#
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    Making chocolate cake in a mug in the microwave and savoring each bite.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:28 pm (#
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      Mmmm…sounds heavenly!

  126. Tabathia B posted on September 11, 2013 at 11:41 pm (#
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  127. Dezi A posted on September 12, 2013 at 2:43 am (#
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    I do it by pulling out whatever book I’m reading and ignoring my screaming, fighting boys for a while. :)

  128. Amy posted on September 12, 2013 at 2:50 am (#
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    Lately I’ve needed a nap but chocolate hits the spot too. Sometimes I snuggle on the couch and read with my son. That gives us both a break.

  129. Margot C posted on September 12, 2013 at 2:55 am (#
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    We take the time to stop and be grateful every single day – plus we drink hot cocoa!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:28 pm (#
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      Both are great ideas…thanks for commenting Margot!

  130. Cami posted on September 12, 2013 at 10:57 am (#
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    I do that by reading, or praying, or just snuggling with my hubby. He makes everything better.

  131. Hilary posted on September 12, 2013 at 11:33 am (#
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    A friend of mine just pointed out the new Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses and I said just yesterday wouldn’t something like a Peanut butter blossom cookie using these and a chocolate base be great? And today, tah! dah! here is a recipe. Looks yummy! Thanks :)

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:26 pm (#
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      Haha, so glad you found the recipe! I hope you give them a try! :)

  132. Ana Cruz posted on September 12, 2013 at 1:05 pm (#
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    I hug and kiss my kids & husband. That’s the best thing for softening hard days, feeling loved. :)

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:26 pm (#
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      I agree, feeling loved solves a lot! :)

  133. Mary posted on September 12, 2013 at 1:39 pm (#
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    I whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies- always chocolate chip since I can do it from memory.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm (#
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      Chocolate chip cookies really are the perfect comfort food! :)

  134. Ashlee - I'll Love You Forever posted on September 12, 2013 at 1:47 pm (#
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    One of my favorite things to make a hard day soft is a good run. Running helps calm my soul :) Great recipe, cannot wait to try!

  135. Andrea B. posted on September 12, 2013 at 2:14 pm (#
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    I try and have a positive attitude!

  136. Mercedes Cassity posted on September 12, 2013 at 8:05 pm (#
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    Family bike rides, cookies, and kisses work for me.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:23 pm (#
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      Sounds like the perfect way to make hard days softer! :)

      • Mercedes Cassity posted on September 16, 2013 at 2:39 pm (#
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        Definitely :)

  137. Amanda Naugle posted on September 12, 2013 at 10:58 pm (#
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    By smiling and being happy. Also I pamper people for a living that helps! Love this recipe thanks!!

  138. Naomi V. posted on September 13, 2013 at 12:28 am (#
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    After a long hard day, I shut myself in my kitchen and bake. What a great way to relieve stress. Oh and a glass of wine doesn’t hurt either!

  139. Jillian posted on September 13, 2013 at 12:48 am (#
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    My 3 year old daughter and I had a blast making these together. She especially enjoyed pressing the kisses into the middle of the cookies. So tasty , thanks for the post. I like to make a hard day soft my smuggling up with my kids on the couch to enjoy a movie with a bowl of popcorn/m&m mix.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:23 pm (#
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      I’m glad you were able to make these with your daughter…what a fun activity to do together! :)

  140. Sarah L posted on September 13, 2013 at 1:11 am (#
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    A run or a dip in the hot tub works for me on hard days.

  141. Wehaf posted on September 13, 2013 at 1:20 am (#
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    Taking a deep breath and finding a calm moment makes hard days easier.

  142. Dani H posted on September 13, 2013 at 2:39 am (#
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    oops! i hit add comment before writing anything. i relieve stress by spending time with my family.

  143. Vunda v posted on September 13, 2013 at 10:26 am (#
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    nothing a hot shower and early bed time cant fix!

  144. Ashley C posted on September 13, 2013 at 11:18 am (#
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    I do yoga!

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  145. Sallie posted on September 13, 2013 at 2:51 pm (#
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    Sometimes with ice cream, or a snuggle session with my puppy or by seeing my sweet 9-week old niece!

  146. Vera K posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:34 pm (#
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    I make hard days soft by being thankful for things that are easy.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:20 pm (#
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      There really are so many things to be thankful for! :)

  147. JoEllen posted on September 13, 2013 at 5:29 pm (#
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    When I look outside of myself, I can make my bad day good again. Looking for small ways to serve others brings me joy.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:20 pm (#
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      Thanks for sharing JoEllen! Serving others really does help me forget about myself and brings more joy in my life!

  148. Beth @ Hungry Happenings posted on September 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm (#
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    I make hard days softer by baking cookies and taking a nice hot bubble bath.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm (#
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      Sounds like my perfect way to make hard days softer Beth! :)

  149. Carly posted on September 14, 2013 at 1:14 am (#
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    I curl up and read a good book, which puts a smile on my face. It’s always easier to work through hard things when you’ve got a smile.

  150. Lisa Brown posted on September 14, 2013 at 8:01 am (#
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    I take walks or a nap

  151. Carmen posted on September 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm (#
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    Adding chocolate to my day or getting a hug from my little one makes a hard day soft(er)

  152. Kimberly posted on October 4, 2013 at 8:27 am (#
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    I made these cookies last night and baked for 15 minutes. I put in the fridge overnight and the are still really soft this morning and fall apart when you pick them up. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 8, 2013 at 2:03 pm (#
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      Hmm…maybe try cooking them a little longer next time! I cooked mine about 15 minutes, but depending on the climate and oven temperature, it could vary! I’m sorry they didn’t turn out as well for you!

  153. Melissa posted on October 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm (#
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    I could hae sworn I wrot page, you exactly described my life! Husband is out of town, 5 kids destroying everything, is it saturday yet? We also have a splurge night on Sat. Can’t wait to go to Target to pick up those Kisses and bake! Thanks, can’t wait forSaturday night!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 18, 2013 at 2:44 pm (#
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      Aw, I’m glad I’m not the only one that has days like that! I hope your week has gotten better and that you enjoy these cookies tomorrow night. Such a yummy treat! :)

  154. Andrea B posted on September 3, 2014 at 12:53 pm (#
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    If making muffins, how long would you cook them?

    I make my day softer by doing my devotional,  and eating sweets. Hopefully ones that aren’t too bad for me!

  155. Deb C posted on September 23, 2014 at 12:02 am (#
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    For the chocolate cake mix, do I make the cake first with the eggs, oil, etc.? Or do I just mix the cake mix and pumpkin itself??? Thank you.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 27, 2014 at 1:43 pm (#
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      Hi Deb! You just mix the cake mix and pumpkin itself! :)

  156. Elizabeth Valadez posted on October 9, 2014 at 2:54 am (#
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    I can not wait to make these. But I have a question.  I dont know if you got this alot but its only 3 ingredients so you dont add the eggs or oil for the bake mix? Or you do? I just want to make them right lol 

    • Jamielyn posted on October 10, 2014 at 12:42 am (#
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      Nope, you don’t need to add the eggs or oil! Just the cake mix, pumpkin, and kisses! :)

  157. Donna+Howard posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:41 am (#
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    Making these today! Can’t wait – thank you! So you say in the recipe that you bake for 8-10 minutes but I thought in one of the comments you said you did yours for 15? Thanks for all your awesome recipes!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 27, 2014 at 7:56 pm (#
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      It should be 8-10 for cookies and 20-30 for muffins! Every oven bakes a little differently, so I would watch them! :)

  158. joan m johnson posted on October 18, 2014 at 6:39 pm (#
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    I was really looking forward to making these cookies for an event and was a bit disappointed in the results, as they lacked any discernible flavor.  My recommendation would be to either make them with pumpkin pie mix or to add a teaspoon of pumpkin pie seasoning to the pumpkin.  That should help.  I actually sprinkled some on top of the cookies to serve them.  It did make an improvement.

    • Jamielyn posted on November 18, 2014 at 8:15 pm (#
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      I’m sorry you didn’t have good luck with these! They were pretty flavorful when I made them, but the pumpkin pie seasoning would definitely take them a step up! :)

  159. Toni posted on October 22, 2014 at 3:02 pm (#
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    Have made the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies using the DARK CHOCOLATE CHIPS,   SPICE CAKE MIX, and
    CANNED PUMPKIN.  I always add about a 1T of PUMPKIN PIE SEASONING!!!   They were my husband’s favorite.  I can’t WAIT to try yours!!!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 14, 2014 at 12:14 am (#
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      Mmmm sounds delicious! :)

  160. Jennifer posted on October 24, 2014 at 11:34 pm (#
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    I see lots of great comments here but I was wondering if anyone actually tried the recipe and if they liked it. Thanks!

  161. denise posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:45 pm (#
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    Do you add the cake mix ingredients to? 

    • Jamielyn posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:19 am (#
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      Nope, just the cake mix! :)

  162. Judy posted on November 2, 2014 at 9:17 pm (#
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    I just made these using a Spice cake mix. And when I added the pumpkin kiss I let it set a bit…pushed it down to melt and added a cinnamon chip to the center. They were delicious.

    • Jamielyn posted on November 14, 2014 at 12:06 am (#
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      Mmmm sounds delicious Judy! :)

  163. Dianne posted on November 15, 2014 at 2:29 am (#
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    I hope that this is not a silly question but I am unsure as to whether you make the cake mix up per the instructions or do you just add the dry ingredients and the pumpkin together.

    • Jamielyn posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:05 pm (#
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      Just the dry ingredients and the pumpkin! :)

  164. bethany ramos posted on September 25, 2015 at 3:21 pm (#
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    • Laura Capello posted on September 27, 2015 at 10:32 am (#
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      No questions, thanks Bethany!