Friday, November 9, 2007

Pumpkin Recipes

I've enjoyed baking with pumpkin since October 1st and have some favorite recipes. If you need a yummy treat, these might hit the spot.

Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies (From

Prep time-10 min / Cooking-18 min / Cooling Time-2 min / Yields-36 cookies

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup Libby's 100% pure pumpkin
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Glaze (recipe follows)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheets.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg,and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle glaze over cookies.

For glaze: Combine 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl until smooth.

For a good addition add about a 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips.

Pumpkin Waffles (from Kim Dougherty's kitchen)

1 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cloves
1 cup milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tblspn vegetable oil
1 egg

Mix dry ingredients. Add milk thru egg. Stir until moist. Coat waffle iron with cooking spray, preheat. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter onto waffle iron. Spread batter to the edges. Cook 5-7 minutes.

Yields 8 waffles.

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