Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin Cookies

  I got the recipe for these here,   I took Allison's recipe and tweaked it a bit to suit my tastes. If you have a stand mixer than go ahead and follow her instructions, since I only have a hand mixer (Christmas Wish List! but what colour? Blue? Boysenberry? Cornflower blue? Ice blue? Blue Willow?) I had to change the instructions. Here's my revised version

Pumpkin Cookies:
1 Cup Shortening
3 Cups Sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 large can pumpkin
5 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt


Cream the shortening and sugar, beat in eggs and Vanilla. Add the can of pumpkin.
In a separate bowl sift together the dry ingredients making sure they're well mixed.
Mix in Flour, stirring until just incorporated. Scoop Tablespoon sized portions onto cookie sheet and Bake @350 for 10-14 (14min on my Pampered chef stoneware and 11min on non stick pan) This makes about 4 dozen cookies

Cream Cheese frosting:
8oz Cream cheese (I used the low fat and it tasted perfect!)
2Tbsp Butter
1 1/2 C icing sugar
1tsp Vanilla extract

1/4tsp Almond extract

 After the cookies cooled we smeared on the frosting and sprinkled with Halloween coloured decorators sugar. The girls adore them, and I took a tub to work and they got inhaled


  1. i have the mixer in "ice", which is so obviously me. but regardless of the colour, you will love it!

    i love pumpkin ANYTHING, i'll have to try these!

  2. Can they be mailed out to the sick?
    Love ya!