If you’re like me, you live for falls bounty. My personal kryptonite is pumpkin and one of my favorite, quick, easy fixes comes in the form of a moist cake-like cookie. I prefer to think of it as a little piece of heaven.
These will be on the table at ‘Girls Night Out’ tonight at
Balance, A Women's Gym, 125 Brewery Lane, Portsmouth, NH 4-7.
Come taste for yourself. After all, we don’t just paste ANYTHING here. We like to think of ourselves as highly selective with a dash of ‘oh what the heck’.
SWEET PUMPKIN COOKIES
1 C Butter (I use Earth's Balance Soy Butter and only ¾ C)
1 C Sugar (you can reduce this slightly as well)
1 C Pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin)
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
2 C Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
¼ tsp Allspice (I go a little heavy here)
½ tsp salt
THE ADD-INS: 2 Cups total, I like a nut and a treat.
chopped toasted peanuts, walnuts, pecans, dark chocolate chips, raisins, crumbled Health Bar, toasted coconut
Preheat oven to 375
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar
Add pumpkin, egg, vanilla and blend
In a medium bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice and salt.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix. I use a hand mixer till it appears light and fluffy.
Stir in your ‘add-ins’
Drop rounded teaspoons on an un-oiled baking sheet.
Bake 10-15 minutes. I err on the side of 10 minutes (gas stove), once cooled they retain that fluffy cloud affect.