Happy Dia de Los Muertos, Skallywags!  We decided on a slight twist to the traditional cookie for the Mexican holiday, adding cardamom to the mix and … well … eye patches to a few of the mateys, because how can you have a bunch of skulls and not a few eye patches on Galley Pirates. …

Pirate’s Pumpkin Spice Cookies

ARRRRRR…’TIS ALL HALLOWS’ EVE! If ye manage to escape the ghouls and goblins, might I recommend a bit of baking?  Halloween always marks the “official” start of fall for me, and the pumpkins everywhere…well, it’s time for these cookies. The recipe is from Susan Spicer’s cookbook, with adaptations, of course, to make it galley-friendly.