10/26/08

Pity Party~

Sooooo while I'm throwing myself a pity party due to the fact I got a notice from my doctor that my mammogram showed "findings that need further evaluation" (next appointment Tuesday-- gulp) I thought OMG, whats a party without cookies? No party I'd ever attend I'll tell you that! LOL
So, I made two different kinds of cookies with recipes I found while surfing blogs~ Who knows which blogs I've taken them from... I am sooooooo like that! Anywho, here are the recipes if you'd like them :-)

This was the BEST pumpkin cookie recipe out of the two. (I didn't like the glaze so I only put it on some cookies) They tasted like little bites of pumpkin pie-- yUmMy!! I am not a big fan of "drop cookies"....I like things uniform-- even my cookies, but hey, these are sooooooooo good, I'll eat them even if they look like little blobs :-) I tried flattening them out with a glass dipped in sugar... they didn't taste as good! Anywho-- here are the recipes!

Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze
1 c. pumpkin
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
2 1/4 c. flour
Preheat oven to 350. Mix wet ingredients together until well blended. In a separate bowl combine the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour and then add to the wet ingredients. With a small ice cream scoop, drop onto cookie sheet and bake for 13-14 minutes.
For the Cinnamon Glaze, use about 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar, 1 Tbs. softened butter, and milk until it has a nice smooth consistency. After it is thoroughly combined I stir in a pinch or two of cinnamon. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies and Enjoy!

This recipe below was just as easy to make as the first, but it comes in at second place in my book. The first one is THAT good!

Pumpkin-chip cookies~
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup of softened butter
1 cup pumpkin
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg until well blended. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and butter until well blended. Beat in the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Gradually add the flour mixture. Once all ingredients are well-mixed, add the chocolate chips.Place spoonfuls on greased baking sheets. Bake approximately 12 minutes or until edges are firm. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for several minutes and then place on a wire rack and cool completely. Recipe makes approximately 3 dozen cookies

2 comments:

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

Hugs Cheryl.
I'll have one of each cookie please. Are you going to make me bake these myself??? LOL Thanks!

Hugs. Heidi

Charlene said...

I can't wait to try the cookies! I love pumpkin time. YUMMY!

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