If only Tate’s Bake Shop would forget about The Hamptons and move to Martha’s Vineyard, I’d be the happiest food blogger in the entire world. -Me
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If you haven’t heard of Tate’s Bake Shop, thank goodness you’re reading this today and get to learn a little about them. For everyone else that already loves Tate’s, read ahead for the perfect fall cookie recipe and enter to win some goodies as well! I heard about Tate’s for the first time while at culinary school, when my roommate visited the Hamptons and brought back a bag of their ever so popular chocolate chip cookies. You can say it was love at first bite!

So, who’s behind all that deliciousness? Kathleen King and her team of bakers, as the premier gourmet bakery located in the Hamptons. Her first book, Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook: The Best Recipes from Southampton’s Favorite Bakery for Homestyle Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Muffins, and Breads, received many praises from celebrity chefs and home bakers alike. It brought the taste of the Hamptons to everyday homes with her cookies, scones and more. With her second book, Baking for Friends, she’s brought even more recipes to get you in the baking mood!

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Toss these cookies in powdered sugar, place them in a glass jar and tie a cute bow around it to share with friends!
After spending an hour reading her recipes and trying to decide on what to bake for today, I went with the seasonal and most obvious recipe, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies of course! Soft and spiced cookies, with sweet pumpkin and milk chocolate almond chunks in it thanks to Green & Blacks chocolate.
Now, do you want to get baking RIGHT now? Head on over to the Tate’s Bake Shop Facebook page and enter their Bake-Off, where you’ll have the chance of winning some cold hard cash and a some amazing Kitchen Aid mixers as well! I’ll be entering as well, so this won’t be the last time you see a Tate’s inspiration on the blog this month. Don’t want to wait to get the book? Head on over to their website and enter the promo code to get the book for $19.95 instead of $24.95. Now that’s a sweet deal!
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Baking for Friends: Tate’s Giveaway!

The perfectly spiced, cakey cookie this fall. Serve with an espresso or a cup of afternoon tea and enjoy the fall weather we're all getting! Adapted from Baking for Friends by Kathleen King (This is half of the recipe in the book, and my adaptations are in bold.)
Print Recipe
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  • ½ + 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla salt
  • pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ can pumpkin puree 7.5 ounces
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Green & Black's Almond Milk Chocolate bars chopped


  • Heat oven to 350F.
  • Mix the dry ingredients and set aside.
  • In your mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and pumpkin puree until combined.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract.
  • Incorporate dry ingredients and fold in the chopped chocolate.
  • Using a small scoop, scoop onto sheet tray and bake for 15 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes on baking sheet before removing.
Servings: 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Enter to win a Cookie and Bar Tower from Tate’s Bake Shop, as well as a copy of Baking for Friends by Kathleen King!
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Giveaway includes: the boxes are assorted but typically include: three 7-oz boxes of cookies, one each of chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and white chocolate chip macadamia nut. Two rich, buttery raspberry bars, two chocolate chip and walnut loaded blondies, and two rich, dense and fudgy plain brownies round out this crowd pleaser. Each 7-oz box contains approximately 12 cookies, and bars measure 4″ x 2.75″. Entry Methods Below (leave a comment for each action completed!)

  1. Follow Tate’s Bake Shop and Cooking with Books on Twitter
  2. Follow  Cooking with Books on Pinterest
  3. Tweet the following: Enter to win a Cookie & Bar Tower + cookbook from @TatesBakeShop via @nella22 #virtualpotluck: http://bit.ly/PewlAS
  4. Pin this recipe and leave link of your board where it’s located.
  5. Follow Cooking with Books on Google Friend Connect

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Tate’s Bake Shop and as always opinions are based on testing in my personal kitchen! Giveaway ends October 14th and winner will be contacted October 15th.

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