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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Pumpkin Cookies "Cakey or Non- Cakey!?"

There are two recipes here.  One is for the traditional cakey type of cookie and the other is for one more like the traditional choc. chip cookie.  I made both, and we compared them to decide which type of family we are:  Cakey or Non-Cakey  cookie people! 
Well, the verdict here in our house, after much sampling, ......
the kids like the non-cakey, and the adults like the cake like ones.  But, the kids
did eat quite a few of the cake like ones while deciding!

posted by Lisa

Cake like recipe:

source:  www.allrecipes.com , by Gina

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

2 1/2 c all purpose flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 c white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

2 c confectioner's sugar
3 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

*Preheat oven 350
* Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves and salt.  Set aside
*Cream 1/2 c butter, white sugar.
*Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 tsp vanilla, beat until creamy.
*Mix in dry ingredients.
*Drop onto cookie sheet, flatten slightly.

*bake for 15-20 minutes. (I only needed 15 min)
*Cool, and drizzle with glaze if you like.

Glaze directions:
*combine confectioner's sugar, milk, and 1 tbsp. melted butter, 1 tsp vanilla.  Drizzle away!

(Non-Cakey) Pumpkin Spice Chocolate chip cookies
source: www.chelseasmessyapron.com


1/2 c unsalted butter
1/4 c white sugar
3/4 c light brown sugar, lightly packed
1 large egg yolk, white not needed for this recipe
1 tsp vanilla, Mexican preferred
1/3 c canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4-1/2 tsp ground allspice
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 c white all purpose flour
2/3 c chocolate chips


*Melt butter, mix with white and brown sugar
*Add egg yolk
*Add vanilla, pumpkin.  (If pumpkin isn't high quality and is watery, your cookies will be cake like)
Combine well.
*Add salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and allspice
*Mix baking soda into the flour, stir into the pumpkin mixture.  (note that too much flour will also lead to cakey cookies.  Make sure you load measuring cup with a spoon and level off)
The mixture should pull away from the edges of the bowl once all flour is added. 
*Add choc chips
**IMPORTANT:  chill the dough for at least 1 hour.  If you do not,  your cookies will spread like a pancake.**

*line pan with parchment paper, drop cookies and bake for 9-12 minutes.  On her website she gives some elaborate directions on how to roll these and stack them to get a crispy outside and chewy inside, I did not do this....I just scooped them and dropped like a traditional cookie.  If you are having a strange outcome, look up her site and see if her method works better for you.

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