At around 5:00 today, literally just minutes after I asked a co-worker if we had any cookies in our communal snack drawer, I walked into the kitchen and saw what can best be titled The Not For Sale Bake Sale. Tons and tons of different batches of cookies, all labeled and out for eating–no exchange of money required.

Word in the kitchen is there was recipe testing going on. Not sure who the bakers chose as the winner but my cookie sampling had a runaway winner. Behold the pumpkin butterscotch cookie. It’s cake-like. It’s different yet simple. Its flavor has depth and people, it will blow. your. mind. A quick online search brought me to Joy the Baker. Her photos capture exactly what I devoured so this has to be the recipe. Click here for the secret to happiness.