Generous Kitchen

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumpkin Cookies

We're winding down Pumpkin Week,
but you know we wouldn't leave you 
without a tasty cookie recipe!
We found these little beauties in an old
Betty Crocker Cooky Book

These cookies are the best of both worlds-
crisp and crunchy on the outside,
soft and cakey on the inside!
We made a few adjustments to the recipe
and even decided to finish ours off with 
melted white chocolate and orange sanding sugar.

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs

1 3/4 cups packed pumpkin
(scrape sides and mix again)

In another bowl sift:
2 3/4 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt

Dry ingredients to the wet pumpkin mixture
(add the flour in segments so as to avoid wearing it).
Mix well.

Using a teaspoon, drop rounded heaps onto a cookie sheet.
These don't spread so you can place 
them about two inches apart.

360 degrees convection
390 degrees conventional
10-12 minutes until the tops begin to brown
Let cool on a wire rack.

While the cookies cool, start melting: 
2 1/2 cups of white chocolate chips and
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a double boiler.
Stir the mixture regularly to keep the chips from burning.
Remove from heat when melted.

1/2 of each cookie into the white chocolate
Sprinkle with sanding sugar (tiny sprinkles), if desired.
Place on wire rack to dry
(or in the refrigerator if you just can't stand to wait)!

Don't forget to share!

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1 comment:

  1. As a lucky Mommy that got to eat 2 of these, I have to say that they sooooo good!!!! And if I remember correctly the kids made them so you know they are easy : )

    (I just found the recipe with your blog on it so I thought I 'snoop' around)

    Hope all things are wonderful in your worlds!!

    Best Wishes,
    Markie Monster's Mommy : )