Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Anything Pumpkin!

I love anything pumpkin!  Everyone in my family loves pumpkin bread.  Oh, gee, I wish I had some for breakfast tomorrow.  One of my daughter's favorite desserts is a pumpkin cake rolled up like a jellyroll with cream cheese filling...I don't know where we got the recipe, we have made that for years and years..  My favorite is a soft, fat pumpkin cookie...recipe from my mom and I have no idea where she got it.  We have made that forever too.  My grandson and I love pumpkin pie, made according to the directions on the back of the can.  I follow another blog written by a woman who quilts beautiful quilts and has written quilting books.  She also has many really good recipes.  This week she posted a pumpkin snickerdoodle recipe....I have not made them but they sound good.......thought you might like to have the recipe too....again from Judy Laquidara's blog.........  (am I a quilter? no.  I just like to look at her quilts and those her followers post.  They are just beautiful.  I wish I had the money to quilt and I would love to give it a try)  OH MY GOODNESS!!! talk about snickerdoodles!!  Look what I just saw on Pioneer Woman's blog....
Anyway, here is the the recipe for the cookies I love......similar to the snickerdoodles....we have made these a hundred times and they always turn out big, fat, soft....and very delicious!

2 & 1/2 cups flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. salt
Stir together in a large bowl.
In another large bowl ...
beat 1 & 1/2 cups sugar and 1/2 cup butter (1 stick, softened)  until well blended.  Beat in 1 cup Libby's canned pumpkin, 1 egg and 1 t. vanilla.  beat until smooth.

drop by rounded tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake @ 350 degrees 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm.  Do not over bake.  Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.  Since it specifies Libby's pumpkin makes me think the recipe probably came off the label of a can of pumpkin.  I used to drizzle a powdered sugar glaze over these---was pretty, but I prefer them without the added sweetness.  Note: these cookies are more like a bread than a sweet cookie


KMOthus said...

Hi Carol,

I will have to try your SOFT PUMPKIN COOKIES recipe and take pictures for you to see.

When I get down my husband's words always ring in my head. Honey one thing I can promise you is you will not feel this way the rest of your life it is just temporary. It always helps me along with getting up and doing something, painting, cleaning, walking anything to turn off my mind:)

Carol said...

Thank you, Kathleen. The past couple of months have been pretty trying but I know things will get better soon. You are correct...when I can do something it helps. I have only been babysitting my granddaughter for 3 months but having to get myself up, to her home, and babysit her and experience the joy of taking care of a baby has just saved my life. It is a long story but I have suffered with depression all my life. Serious depression runs in our family. I was able to raise 4 kids, be active at my church, work at a library for 20 years, and since I have been single the past 20 yrs I have often worked 2 jobs if not 3 until finally I just crashed. Had to go to a mental hospital 18 months ago and have been recovering. In July I could no longer afford my health insurance so there went medication and therapy. Because of the serious side effects of medication I wanted to try to get by without them but it is obvious that I will have to get back on meds. It will be ok. I am grateful that I can get help through a state program and that their is help available. This too shall pass, but the past couple of months have been very tough. Posts will get happier :)

KMOthus said...


Share what you feel and we the reader will lift you up. I do have a problem with depression only sometimes and I too fight it all the time. Sometimes I see the big black wave coming over me and I start running into the sunshine in my mind and saying I am ok I am fine over and over and sometimes I can divert my attention to other activities. Then when we were working at Amazon one morning we were walking to work and was not even sad then it hit me so hard I started crying but was able to hold it together but that did scare me so I start thinking what was I doing different and then I remember the doc had put me on cholesterol med (Sinvestin)I think it is spell right. Anyway depression was just one of the side effects along with all the other side effects I had been feeling like racing brain no need to sleep.. this part was cool tons of energy. So I am back to no meds at all and we too do not have insurance and sometimes I think that is a good thing. I too have always used work to handle sadness. I now think if a real sad time comes I will take a cruise! love your blog because it is real and it is ok for show sad and happy.
Hugs Kathleen

carol said...

you are such a joy! thank you for being my friend