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Monday, October 22, 2007

Pumpkin Cookies

OK, who can resist that yummy goodness? I have made these cookies 3 times this month alone. I always crave them in the fall. Well, at least since I was pregnant anyway.

Pumpkin Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin
½ cup shortening
1 Tbs. grated orange peel (optional)
2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup nuts (opt) &/or ½ cup milk chocolate chips or ½ cup raisins (I always use Milk Chocolate chips & sometimes nuts)

Mix in order & bake at 375 8-10 minutes. Glaze.

¼ cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

1-2 Tbs. milk

Melt butter till brown. Add other ingredients. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.


Now that is my mom's recipe. Here's what I do differently. #1 I always double the recipe. Then it uses the whole can of pumpkin instead of half (a small can). #2 And I like it better with 1/2 cup of extra flour. My mom's tend to stay rounder, but mine flatten out a bit so they're more like cookies. #3 Forget the nuts and raisins, go with my mom's suggestion and always use milk chocolate chips. Yum! #4 Also don't bother with the orange zest, unless you already have some on hand. #5 These are still good without the glaze, but the glaze makes them lots better. #6 Also my mom always puts the sprinkles on top, and they are lots better with those too.

So run right out to the store. Go now, why are you waiting? Get the ingredients and make them. RIGHT. NOW! GO!

For your enjoyment, a few more pictures of these yummy delights.

Stay tuned for my mom's amazing caramel apple dip.


Anonymous said...

Yummm.....I can't wait to make these!

KatieBug said...

Those look SO good! I will have to try them!!

I tagged you over at my blog. :)

Anonymous said...

Gee, my big butt thanks you for making me hungry!!

Misty said...

this sounds like an amazing recipe and I can't wait to try them!!!

Sara said...

Shannon said...

Need pumpkin!!! I'm sooooooo making these soon!

Misty said...

Oh! I should make these for Halloween with blcck and orange sprinkles. That would be cute, yes?

Corey~living and loving said...

ooo I just made these....quite yummy indeed! thank you!