Archive | November, 2011

Pumpkin Cookies

12 Nov

Here is one of my favorite “fall” recipes.

The cookies come out delicious, with a soft bread-like texture. Just like biting into a small bit of pumpkin spice bread. So yummy!!

– 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
– 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 cup butter, softened
– 1 1/2 cups white sugar
– 1 cup canned pumpkin
– 1 egg
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine all the dry ingredients, set aside. Cream butter and sugar, add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Mix well. Then gradually add in the dry mix. Makes a stiff dough. Spoon out 1 inch drops on an ungreased baking sheet, and bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes. Remove from pan and cool.

Variations: if you use pre-seasoned pumpkin pie mix, half the spices. You can also use baby food (the pumpkin, or pumpkin and sweet potato varieties) the same way (I did one year when we were given an overabundance of baby food). If you don’t have babyfood or pumpkin on hand, you can use a cup of applesauce and follow the seasoning amounts the recipe calls for. ALWAYS turns out yummy!!

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