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Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkins, cinnamon, nutmeg,  baking.  Yummy.  My oldest son and I decided to make something with pumpkin and baked cookies. What a special way to spend time together talking and working on math at the same time?   I enjoy working with my children in the kitchen-cooking and cleaning.   The boys enjoy the cooking part better. 🙂

They are delicious.  Not overly healthy, but I will work on making this recipe healthier later.  I used unbleached flour and organic cane sugar or stevia to make it a little healthier.  They have a mild flavor and not very sweet, but yummy.  They passed the taste test in this family and with my parents.

Yummy Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar or stevia 
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Glaze (recipe follows)

Preheat  oven to 350° F and grease baking sheets.

Mix all dry  ingredients in a bowl.

Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Slowly add in flour mixture.

Pumpkin Cookies

 Oldest son adding flour mixture to pumpkin mix. I didn’t drag out the big mixer…I recommend doing that. Our arms got a workout. stirring 🙂

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.

BAKE for 15 to 18 minutes. Cool on baking sheets and put on wire racks to cool. Drizzle Glaze over cookies

Pumpkin Cookies 

GLAZE:  Combine 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl until smooth.  I put it in a ziploc bag and cut the tip off to do the glaze.

Serve them on a pretty plate.  I obviously should do this more often, because they wanted to know who was getting these. 🙁 

I haven’t done a great job this year making more than break and bake cookies and leaving them on the sheet.  I’m doing better and want my family to know how much I cherish them.

Pumpkin Cookies
Send your family a special message of love and cherishing in the little things you do!
I hope you enjoy these if you try them. 
What are some of your favorite recipes to show your family how special they are to you? Please share your recipe!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Mary


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Mary Clendenin

About Mary Clendenin

Mary Clendenin lives on the family farm with her husband and 2 sons, whom she home schools. She enjoys farm life with her guys, gardening and making memories with her family. She loves to help others learn how to live a healthier lifestyle, learn about natural remedies and how to do business at home. Mary believes that home and family is your first ministry and a legacy that will live on long after you are gone.

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  • Jackie Miller says:

    My family has been making these for years. They are one of my husband’s favorites. We got the recipe from his mom and it has an optional addition of walnuts and raisins. I thought you might like to try that.

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