Great Pumpkin Cookies

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Cookies | 1 comment

The wit and wisdom of Peanuts and the gang was lost on me and I don't know why. Okay, now I get it.

However, the Great Pumpkin Cookies on the label of the Libby’s pumpkin can (circa 1972) is a favorite memory to bake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even then, I was tweaking recipes; substituting whole-wheat flour, old-fashioned oats and nixing walnuts and raisins for chocolate chips.  They became the cookies I baked and decorated with Gray to take to his elementary school on his birthday from Kindergarten to the 6thgrade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'The cookie drill is the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cream the wet ingredients together;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and mix in the combined dry ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

before folding in the chocolate chips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think the dough is easier to shape into funky little pumpkins if you chill the dough first.  Leave plenty of room--they grow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/3 cup butter, 1  1/3 cups sifted Confectioners’ sugar, and a little milk is more than enough buttercream to glue on candy corn eyes, pipe on trailing leaves, and  weedy grins 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hadn’t baked them in years and forgot how droll and clumsy each one looked as it came into its own—without the benefit of trained hands but with whim and love.

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us—

Psalm 67: 1 --NIV

 

One Comment

  1. 10-31-2014

    THIS one’s going in my recipe file, ASAP!!! 😉

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