Tuesday, December 3, 2013

12 Days of Cookies "Pumpkin Cookies" Day 2

Was THRILLED when mySamuelson approached me this evening and asked if he could help make tonight's cookie.
You see, with being at 10's backdoor, he's starting to identify more with "Dad"- 

as it should be.
Thus, I try to never allow an opportunity to spend time with this awesome kid, whose had my heart since March 4, 2004 at 3:07 p.m., pass by.

Pumpkin Cookies
*A wholesome, healthy cookie low in fat.

3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups All-Purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup light brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease baking sheet.  Mix together pumpkin puree, yogurt, and vanilla.

In a separate bowl sift the flour, spices, and baking soda.  Add the sugar.  Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture gradually, and blend until smooth. (See "NOTE" below)

Drop spoonfuls onto baking sheet 2 in. apart.  Bake 12-15 minutes until firm.  Cool on wire racks.

When completely cool, store in an airtight container for 4-5 days.

Makes appx. 2 dozen

{NOTE: These are a cake-type cookie.  The batter comes out quite thick and sticky, so I highly recommend using a spoon to scoop and drop on the baking sheet. If you plan on handling the dough- perhaps to shape it once it's been dropped- try spreading a bit of vegetable oil on your hands.  It's a great non-stick solution to handling sticky dough.  With the intent of thinning it out and experimenting, I did add a fourth a cup of Skim milk to the last batch I cooked.  It affected nothing other than the cosmetic appearance- the taste remained the same, full of spice!  Yummy!!


  1. Keep Sam going as he is - he'll become a well-rounded person (like his Dad and Mom), and have fewer troubles later in life. Besides, as my Grandfather told me: "A man who can't cook, clean, and do laundry is forever at the mercy of women." My take on that from a much older perspective is that the life of a man who can't do all the "womanly" things will have much less of comfort and too much of contention. Go, Sam, follow your Dad's good example and learn to care for yourself.

  2. These look yummmy! Pumpkin. . . never knew there were so many possibility for a cookie. We are going to TRY! to make sugar cookies today. However, we may end up doing it tomorrow. I do have my last Exam to take this afternoon - then I'm done until January! YAY!!!!!! Pray I remember 2+2 is 4 and X is not my sister's x husband. Ugh!!!!


PLEASE remember:
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." Proverbs 18:21
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