Sunday, October 4, 2009
Another great reason to be born in October
Today's Multiples and More Question of the Week about our favorite cookie recipes. Why, you ask?
It is National Cookie Month! In my previous life, before I was a bed-resting, triplet-gestating lady, I baked! My daughter and I baked something nearly every day, especially in the fall and winter. Since the fabulous Dr. P has given me a bit more freedom, I am going to try to bake some cookies with my three-year old today.
Our favorite fall cookies are Auntie H's Pumpkin Cookies. Unfortunately, the national pumpkin shortage means there is NO canned pumpkin in Seattle. Seriously. Go read this if you don't believe me. We have combed the shelves of our local stores, but it seems to be a national problem. Libby's, the supplier of 90% of our national canned pumpkin supply apparently had a bad harvest last year, but thankfully, more is on the way. When you can find yourself a can or if you feel like roasting a sugar pumpkin, make these. They are AMAZING.
Auntie H's Pumpkin Cookies
1 C sugar
1/2 C butter
1 C canned or roasted, pureed pumpkin
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 C flour
Preheat oven to 350.
1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and pumpkin. Mix well.
2. Meanwhile, whisk together flour, soda, powder, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.
3. Add in batches the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until incorporated.
4. Drop desired size amounts of dough (I use a 1/2" ice cream scoop) on Silpat-lined cookie sheets (or use parchment paper) 2 - 3 inches apart.
5. Bake at 350 for 10 - 12 minutes until cookies are firm. Cool on racks before frosting.
3 Tbsp butter
1/2 C brown sugar
1/4 C milk
Boil these ingredients for three minutes. Then whisk in powdered sugar to "icing" consistency, about 2 cups. If it gets too thick, you can add back more milk and whisk it until smooth. Frost cookies with a bit, or drizzle over in a waffle pattern when cookies are completely cool.
These are a huge favorite around here. I cannot wait until we can get a can of pumpkin, but we might just have to make our own pumpkin puree.
Happy 31 weeks to the boys! Quick ultrasound tomorrow morning. Can't wait to "see" where they are- I feel like Baby C has flipped over again since there seems to be a head in my ribs. :)