MidKnight Snacks: Easy Fall Sweets

getting into the holiday baking season!


Photo Briana g

Freshly baked Apple butter cookies!

Briana Garcia, Staff Writer

Fall. The best time of year for dessert making, whether you enjoy pumpkin or caramel apple. Now is the time to show your baking abilities in these simple… but delicious desserts.

Pumpkin Pie Twists


  • Crescent Roll Dough

    Pumpkin twists freshly baked out of the oven! Photo by B. Garcia.
  • 1/2 cup of Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tbsp of Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp of Butter
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • Whipped Cream for dipping (optional)


  1. Begin with unrolling your crescent dough and laying out two identical rectangles
  2. Next, incorporate your pumpkin puree, maple syrup, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice
  3. Then spread the mixture evenly on one of the dough rectangles
  4. Carefully place the other side of the rectangle dough on top of the side with the mixture
  5. Use a pizza cutter and cut equal strips, about 3/4 inch,  horizontally to get about 10 strips
  6. Next, twist each strip of dough to make “twisty” like cones (this could be messy)
  7. Use some butter to brush on the dough and coat your pumpkin twists with cinnamon sugar (add as much as you’d like)
  8. Finally plop your twists in the oven at 375F for 8-11 minutes or until golden brown!

Apple Butter Cookies


  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of apple butter

    Here’s the Apple butter we used! You can find it at Publix in the peanut butter and jelly isle. (Photo Briana)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tar tar
  • 1/2 cup of cinnamon sugar (2 tbsp of cinnamon + 1/2 cup of sugar)


  1. Cream or whisk together butter, apple butter, and sugar until incorporated
  2. Mix in the vanilla and egg until combined
  3. In another bowl, combine your flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar
  4. slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until fully combined
  5. Chill for an hour to 2 hours
  6. Use a tablespoon to make cookie sized portions and place on baking sheet
  7. Bake at 375F for 13-15 minutes