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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Baking

My passion lately has been baking. I love finding new recipes and find myself always looking for new ones. It is awesome when I find that "one" recipe that turns out perfect. I find myself trying out one of my new recipes at least 2-3 times a week. The kids take a vote after each time I cook and tell me if its a "keeper" or "not a keeper". If the kids don't like it it doesn't make it into my rapidly expanding recipe book. The latest "keeper" was a chocolate chip pumpkin cookie. I can tell when James REALLY likes something because he makes sure they are put away "just right" before we go to bed. I was informed last night, as he was gently putting these pumpkin cookies into a ziplock bag, that I was not to move them from their spot so they wouldn't all stick together.


Here is the recipe for the cookies. I found this recipe here: http://white-bean.blogspot.com/2007/10/pumpkin-spiced-iced-cookies.html. It really is a good recipe and I will be making it a lot more. The key to making these just right is to NOT over cook them! (this side note is for Chely)

Pumpkin Spiced & Iced Cookies

(I didn't take this picture)


2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 large eggs15 oz. Libby 100% pure pumpkin

2 cups (12 oz. package) Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chocolate morsels


Vanilla Glaze: Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 to 1 1/2 Tblsp milk and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract in a small bowl. Mix well.


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2. Combine flour, pumpkin spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl

3.Beat butter and sugar in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in pumpkin, eggs and vanilla extract.


4. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by the rounded tablespoons onto foiled covered baking sheets


5. Bake for 15-20 minutes ( i baked mine 16 minutes) or until edges are slightly browned. Let stand for 5 minutes; ( i immediately removed them from the cookie sheet)remove to wire rack to cool completely.


6. Drizzle or spread the vanilla glaze on top of cookies.(Makes about 4 dozen cookies)


Well time is up for me, Jace is up from his nap and is not feeling well today so I need to go help him.

5 comments:

Cyndi said...

Horray for blogging! I knew you could do it!

Heather said...

Amen! Is it OK if I put your link on my blog? That will remind me to visit it sometimes :)
Heather

Randy And Chely said...

Hey!!! I have learned not to over bake. My cookies are ALMOST as good as yours. Maybe you'll have to make me some so I can compare!!! ;) I'll have to figure out how to put your link on my blog. But i will.

Russ said...

I want Cookies!

Chari said...

Anne,
I found you on Michelles blog. YOur kids have grown up! Where has the time gone? I LOVED teaching them in Primary...i am still baffled as to how well behaved they ALL are! (whats your trick?)
Gage is almost in jr high!!! he's soo sweet!