Wednesday, January 25, 2006

January Pumpkins

If anyone, out there in cyber-land, has been wondering what to do with that last can of pumpkin puree from the holiday season, here you have it: cookies (but, of course). This recipe only uses one cup of the pumpkin puree, so I'll offer up some suggestions for the other cup in a day or so.
By the way, pumpkins are good for you, so stop feeling guilty and start preheating your oven!

Frosted Pumpkin Cookies
Iced Pumpkin Cookies
-adapted from
  • 2 1/2 cups pastry 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 brown sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins (hubby's wise suggestion)

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar and butter until creamy. Add pumpkin, egg, vanilla, and raisins to the mixture. Add the dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Let the cookies cool before adding the icing.
  5. Glaze: Combine confectioners' sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency.

  6. *Monkey Facts:
    Ever wonder what the difference is between these two leavening agents? Here is an article that will enlighten you with this knowledge.


At 8:11 PM, Anonymous Warren said...

Hey E, you're killing me out here!! Wings and the pumpkin cookies look great (especially to one on a diet). My sister wants to publish a "Family" cookbook this year - I think you need to get in on it!! -- sorry about the finger - hope its healed by now. WHM (keep it up)

At 8:38 AM, Blogger Brendon said...

Looks delicious. By the way: tag, you're it. See

I'd have sent you an email, but can't figure out what it is. So, what 10 things don't we know about you?

At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These cookies look and sound delicious!

But how do we REALLY know???

You could just be CLAIMING that they are delicious to make your blog look good! We just don't know!

Maybe if you would bring such cookies to your co-workers, they would be able to back up your CLAIMS of cookie mastery. (Like that co-worker who tasted your Butter Nut Toffee. He sounded like he would do a good job reviewing your cookie expertise! Plus, he's fun to read!)

But, NO! You didn't think to bring cookies to your co-workers, and we as well as your co-workers can only rely on your word that your cookies were quickly gobbled down!

Take my advice:
Bringing cookies to co-workers is a very smart move! It's all the rage in the blogger community these days.
You'd be missing out by not doing it.
And nobody wants to miss out on a good thing...

At 8:28 AM, Anonymous Haley said...

I'm Haley, Key Ingredient's Chief Blogger. We would like to feature this recipe and photo on our blog. We realize it is taken from another source, but we'll be sure to note that...we just feel you've done a great job putting this meal together! Please email if interested. Thanks :)



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