Tuesday, September 28, 2010

pumpkin lovin'

it's fall. and that means baking. i got this recipe from my friend, kim last year but this is the first time i have put it to use. these pumpkin cookies are melt-in-your-mouth, even-if-you-don't-like-pumpkin-cookies-i-bet-you'll-like-these type cookies.

make them. you won't be disappointed.




best pumpkin cookies

1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup mashed cooked pumpkin (you can use the canned from the store)
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt

Cream shortening and sugars well. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla; mix well. Sift dry ingredients, add to creamed mixture and blend well. Drop onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool and frost.

Frosting:
3 T. butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups powdered sugar

Combine butter and sugar in a saucepan: bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Cool Slightly. Add milk, beat until smooth. Stir in powdered sugar to make a spreading consistency. Spread on cooled cookies.

19 comments:

Richins Family said...

mmmm those loook sooo yummy! ps i tried your pizza! SO GOOD!

Amanda and Paul said...

i LOVE everything pumpkin. i'm excited to make these. maybe i'll make them tonight. you are such a great cook!

Cami said...

Those look and sound delicious!! I love pumpkin cookies, and now that I bake cookies from scratch all by myself, hehe, I might have to try these. :)

Maren said...

Better than mine?

Mike and Kim said...

McCall I am so happy that you like them! They are super good and I'm not a pumpkin cookie person but these are delicious!

dave, catie, and baby b. said...

ohh!
these look so so good.

thank you for this recipe.
i'll try it and report back!

NJ said...

Um, so I made these yesterday. I'm desperate and insane about all things pumpkin. Don't judge me. And as a matter of fact PUMPKIN was the theme, and featured ingredient, in every dish on my Book Group Food Table last night. So when I read your post in the morning, knowing what would be happening at my house that night, I knew it was destiny. I even made an extra trip to the store to buy the shortening I needed.

So in the rush of the evening, I only frosted about half, then tried to reheat and frost the rest later. Didn't work. Frosting cannot handle the reheat. FYI Oh, but they are still insanely delicious without frosting. Double FYI

And I have to say, I was a little excited for the moment when you would walk through my door and say, "You made my pumpkin cookies... that I posted about today!" But no such luck. Book group is seriously better than all the other girl stuff... someday you should come.

Sarah Keith said...

Post these on Grub Junkies! Amanda made them for institute yesterday and they were gobbled QUICKLY. They were delectable!

jrpetho said...

Those look good, I'm going to try them! Thank you for your post the other day, you are sweet! Hope you guys are doing well:)

Helena said...

Hey McCall, how 'bout you just make some for me?

Chelsey & Dave said...

Cally you're so dang creative and dang WTFreak you're an amazing photographer. I cannot believe you....

Angela said...

These look amazing!!

(There's an award for you over at my place.)

Steve and Ashley said...

Well, with a cup of shortening as the first ingredient I don't have to wonder why they're good! :) I am excited to try this recipe. Steve doesn't like pumpkin, so we'll see if he likes these. (If not I'll gain five pounds eating the whole batch by myself! It's a win-win situation)

Caleb and Marci said...

I pouting since if you were still my neighbor, I would have gotten to eat them without have to bake. :-) Gav and Henry were picking out a Halloween costume for Hudson the other day.

Brinton said...

So, lil' sister- I just read your blog. Yes, I read your ENTIRE blog. It's funny how many things I didn't know about you. It's also so strange to me that you've been gone over a year now- It seems like SUCH a long time, but in other ways it seems so short. I'm sure you can understand. I MISS you guys! I wish that we were involved in some of your activities, well, let's face it, I wish I was involved in All of your activities. Your pictures are awesome! Have you ever looked back through all of the pictures you've posted and seen the enormous difference from 2 years ago? You should. Not that you used to post bad pictures, it's just that now you're so good. I need some lessons. Nice work on the desk crafting, as well. And I hear you're quilting? What else do you have up your sleeve? I'm glad that things are going well for you. I'm very excited for the day when I can come see your new hometown, not to mention your home. Speaking of- I didn't see any house pictures since you've moved in except for the one of your Christmas bookshelves(which are oh-so-classy!). Give me the grand tour. You don't have to make the caramel popcorn until I actually come out, though. We really do miss you so much. Next time we all live in the same city, I promise I'm not going to take it for granted. I hope that you have a stellar day, and I shall talk to you soon. Love you-
Big Bro Bee

Sarah Halstead said...

Those look yummy!!!

Ryan and Cheryl Harris said...

Pretty sure those are the cookies Amanda brought to institute last week and they were HEAVEN! Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

I'm such a sucker for all things pumpkin. With all my free time up here, I think I can find some time to bake! I'll definitely add these to the list.

Micah Rae said...

I miss your guts.... Can we see you when you come in town for the Holidays???? ps.... you should look at the blog, fortheloveofcooking.blogspot.com... I love it, you will too!!!!