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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Raisin Cookies


In a week of Halloween filled activities, pumpkin cookies seemed inevitable.  I have three parties to get ready for....My husband is going as "yes" and I am going as "no."   Pretty much sums up what our kids think our answers will be.  Always.  Princess Pat is going as a princess fairy (not a fairy princess...you have to say the words in the right order), The Thinker will be, as always, some sort of military personnel.  The other three have decided to be zombies of some sort.  All I have to do is supply the make up and hair dye.

These lovely cookies (with special decorated pumpkin provided by Princess Pat.  She named it Sal.  She named our other, large pumpkin Sal also, but he is a boy, as in Salvador,  and this pretty one is a girl, as in Sally....she has told all her brothers not to even think about eating little Sal....She knows big Sal is headed for the oven as soon as Halloween is over, I'll have to do it while she is at preschool to spare her feelings, though) Anyway, these lovely cookies are brought to you from Gabriel's Desserts.  I can't very well review a cookbook and not bake/cook out of it!  I skipped  frosting them like  I'd originally planned, because they were so sweet on their own, but the frosting (browned butter with orange zest) would be amazing.




Pumpkin Cookies: (adapted from Gabriel's Desserts by Johnnie Gabriel)
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
1 can pumpkin puree (can I tell you how mad I was when I opened a can of pumpkin and threw it into the bowl only to discover that somehow a can of pumpkin pie filling had entered my house?!  Long story, saved the cookies, though)
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cloves
2 cups raisins
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the pumpkin, eggs and vanilla, mixing well.  In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients and add to the wet ingredients, mixing well.  Stir in raisins.  Drop the batter by the teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.  Makes over 5 dozen....


23 comments:

Bloggymom said...

Love pumpkin.... bet these are yummy!!

JeanHasBeenShopping said...

Looks like one of your cookies is smiling!
Yes & No -- cute costumes!

Belinda said...

I'm getting excited for Halloween!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Anything pumpkin is great but I love cookies so these pumpkin treats are a winner!
I think little sal is adorable... so is the Princess Fairy!
Yvonne

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Thank goodness you saved the day! These cookies sound delicious. I love pumpkin!

Sue said...

Your pumpkin cookies look delicious...glad you were able to save them! Very artsy pumpkin by the princess:)

bonnie said...

great save and I can imagine how great these tasted, isn't halloween fun we have been making spooky treats all week...have a great halloween

sweetlife

Joseph's Grainery Recipes said...

Yummers...just made pumpkin spice cookies, but these look like fun too!

Jacqueline said...

These look so soft and wonderful. I love pumpkin cookies. I would love to try that yummy sounding frosting too.

katerina said...

I am in a cookies mood lately. I will bookmark those to make them as atreat for my son's fellow students.

Joanne said...

Haha I'm pretty sure that my parents would have to go as "No" and "Even More No" if they were you guys. Have fun at the party! THose pumpkin cookies are for sure going to be a hit. I know it.

eatgreek.net said...

so simple and tasty!!!! yummy!!! :D

ravienomnoms said...

Your cookies look very tasty!

Susi said...

The cookies sound wonderful and sal the pumpkin pretty much rocks! :o)

21st Century Housewife© said...

I love the idea of pumpkin yumminess in a cookie - thanks for sharing your recipe. Well done for figuring out how to link up to facebook - I'm still working on it! I'll get there eventually!!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I love the decorated pumpkin! So cute!

The cookies look awesome, I've been meaning to make pumpkin cookies but just haven't. So many recipes, so little time!

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

i love this cookies:) thank you for sharing this lovely recipe. have a nice weekend.

es65 said...

Oh, pumpkin cookies - the one thing I haven't made yet. Thanks for the reminder! Happy Halloween too!

Melodie said...

If I had a personal chef I would tell them to make this for me tonight. Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing it on Vegetarian Foodie Fridays!

Monet said...

What a precious post. I love how they named the pumpkins! Sal is a great boy and girl name. Thank you for sharing these yummy seasonal cookies, and I'm sorry if I've been a bit sparse here lately...we are going through such a trial. Thank you for all your kind words on my own blog. They mean a lot!

The Mom Chef said...

Pumpkin cookies aren't inevitable; they're required! Heck, that one in the last picture looks like he has a happy face. I would if I was eating one. (I love raisins.)

Jerri said...

I've never had pumpkin cookies before, but they certainly sound delicious!

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

Sabby said...

Looks so delicious.....

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