Tuesday, October 22, 2013

'Tis The Time for Pumpkin Cookies

I decided to bake some pumpkin cookies
for the annual bingo night at my son's school.
It is, after all, pumpkin flavored season. 
Pumpkin cookies baking in the oven
 Bailey laid down ever so innocently 
as though she had no interest 
in what was being placed in the oven to bake.

 Knowing only too well (from experience)
that Bailey will make a beeline
to whatever she can reach on the counter,
I had to make a barricade for the cookies that were cooling.

Golden raisin filled deliciousness.
She's nothing if not predictable!
Here is the recipe for the cookies.
I can't take original credit for them, though.
One of my coworkers used to make them for the annual
Open House he and his wife hosted at their craft store.
I'm not usually a fan of pumpkin things
but I love these cookies.

Bob's Moist Pumpkin Cookies


1/2 C butter                                              2 1/4 C flour                             3/4 C raisins
1 C packed brown sugar                       1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C granulated sugar                         1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 C canned pumpkin                      1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg                                                             1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla                                               1/2 tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 F
Beat butter and sugars until creamy, beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla, mix in flour and other dry ingredients, stir in raisins. Drop heaping tablespoons onto cookie sheet bake 12-15 minutes, store in an airtight container.