Sunday, October 18, 2009

My First Recipe Swap...Let's Eat!

Well, I have a blog about my weekly life as a Mom of Four Sweeties, but I also LOVE to cook! I love to eat healthy, though, so it is a constant struggle with me to find new recipes that are healthy without being boring! I will post some of the healthier recipes I find, but will also be posting "Cheat Night" items I fall in love with because we have "Cheat Nights" (sometimes too often)! I hope you will post your favorites as you find them, or post your "already tested" recipes. My family loves to try new things. They are never bored with my cooking. I do, however, have tough skin when it comes to cooking. I WANT them to be completely honest with me. When the meal is over, I ALWAYS ask "How was it?". I always then follow the first question with the very important and necessary "Would you eat it again?". They know this is the time to be honest. If you do not LOVE it and you do not tell me, you WILL see that same meal again! :)

Moving on to the recipes:

I made some pumpkin cookies last week that are to DIE FOR! I love all things pumpkin!

These cookies are cake-like and so good with the frosting.

Prep time: 10 Minutes

Cooking time: 18 Minutes

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 nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened

  • 1 cup 100% pure canned pumpkin

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Glaze (recipe follows)

  • Optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips or nuts (I used chopped pecans)

Cookie Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease baking sheets.

  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter in larger mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Drip by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets.

  3. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle glaze over cookies.

Glaze Directions:

  • Combine 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bown until smooth.

Blogger Directions:

  1. Make the cookies.
  2. Feed them to your family and/or friends.
  3. Come back and tell me what you thought about the cookies.
  4. Leave me a comment with a link to your great recipes or put it in comments and I will paste it into my next post and link to your blog!

Happy Cooking! Thanks for Looking!

..............until the next great recipe gets a thumbs up from my table approval committee! :)

Two Members of the Committee. They are also the Bowl Lickers! Two very important jobs!


Theresa said...


suzanne said...

Yay! I love to see new recipes. Do you read Pioneer Woman? She has some AWESOME yummy recipes. She's my favorite. I will definitely post a few of my favorite. I'm in the same boat as with cooking. I especially love to bake, but none of us really NEED all that yummy stuff, so I must limit it. But my family DOESN'T really love to try new things, but I force them.
Love ya and your cute recipe blog!

Kelli said...

These cookies look delicious!! I love pumpkin too!!

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

Yum - these cookies look delish! Thanks for your nice comments on my blog about my Pumpkin Cobbler - glad you all enjoyed it!

Kelly said...

Well, I think I just may take these to a party this Saturday night. I also love all things pumpkin!