I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fresh Pumpkin Cookies

I had used this little pumpkin as part of a table centerpiece.  It was just about the size of a softball. When I had the oven on for something else I put it in there too, right on the rack.  At 375F for 40-50 minutes this little guy was cooked.  Check it by piercing with a fork.  It should be soft.
Once cooled you can remove the seeds and scoop out the flesh.  I got 5 tbsps. of pumpkin which was perfect for this recipe.


1/2 cup melted margarine
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
5 tbsps. cooked pumpkin

1  1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1  1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup Skor toffee bits
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Mix the first 5 ingredients together. If you don't like to see the fibres of the pumpkin, then put it in a food processor or blender to purée first.  Otherwise just mash it abit with a fork.  Mix all the dry ingredients together.  Mix the two together, cover in plastic wrap and chill 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350F.  Scoop the dough into 1  1/2 tbsp sized balls, place on parchment lined baking sheet and flatten with a floured fork.

Here you can see the pumpkin fibres in the dough.

Bake 8-10 minutes.

Yield:  2  1/2 dozen

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