Friday, September 3, 2010

Fall is Nearly Here! Time for Autumn Recipes!

I get so excited when I see the leaves start to turn, then soon they'll fall. It's my favorite time of year, especially when I can incorporate my love of the seasons into my cooking! Just because the colors are changing outside, doesn't mean that they can't be the same in your kitchen!

This recipe is for Pumpkin Cookies!

I got this recipe off of from a Ms. Brenda Hyde, and the recipes are FANTASTIC! Bree Hodge would be so pleased with your work.


4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
2 cups quick or old fashioned oats, uncooked
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 can, 16 ounce, solid pack pumpkin
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

*** Feel free to decorate the top anyway you see fit! Sprinkles do always add a nice touch though.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, oats, cinnamon, and salt; set aside. Cream butter, add sugars gradually, beating until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla; mix well. Alternate after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips. For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Spread into a pumpkin shape using a thin metal spatula or the back of a large metal spoon. Add a bit more dough to form a stem. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until cookies are firm and browned. Remove and cool on racks. Decorate using your favorite icing and assorted candies. Makes about 32 large cookies.

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