Monday, October 15, 2007

Perfect for a Fall Day . . .

On a fall day like this, what could be better than baking cookies? Especially since, last week when our granddaughter Carrie was here, the cookie jar was empty!

Pumpkin Harvest Cookies

Combine ½ cup softened butter with

1 cup packed brown sugar and

¾ cup granulated sugar.

Cream thoroughly.

To this mixture, add: 1 cup pumpkin

1 egg

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

Beat together til light and fluffy.

Add 1 ½ cups flour

1 ½ teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

Mix thoroughly.

Stir in ¾ cup raisins

¾ cup chopped pecans or black walnuts

¾ cup uncooked (quick cooking) oats.

Drop teaspoonfuls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet;

bake at 375 degrees for 12 15 minutes. When cool, frost with Spicy Frosting.

Spicy Frosting

Combine 1 cup powdered sugar

3 Tablespoons softened butter

1 Tablespoon hot coffee

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Beat together til fluffy. Spread on Pumpkin Harvest Cookies.


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