Thursday, November 12, 2009

Holiday Baking

Do you get in a mood to do more baking that usual this time of year?

It seems I do, actually most years I start as soon as we begin to fill that chill in the air. This year, with working on my weight loss I held off. *I'll have to update you with pictures too on the weight loss later!*

On Tuesday we had nothing going on, no ballet, no nothing that evening so it was I decided it was a good day to get started on baking some things. Besides, I'd been promising my youngest cookies for a few days and hadn't found time to oblige. So I baked up a batch of chocolate chip cookies (just those store bought refrigerator things ~ that is what my hubby & kids prefer)and some pumpkin doodle cookies. The pumpkin doodles are a new recipe to me this year, passed to me by a friend, but they are yummy! Sort of like a snicker doodle if you know what those are.

See? They are on the right.

Pumpkin doodle Cookies
8 ounces butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 large egg
3 cups & 2 tbsp of flour

Topping:
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon


beat butter on medium speed.
add sugar and canned pumpkin.
beat until fluffy.
add cream of tartar, salt and baking soda.
mix well.
add vanilla and egg.
beat until well mixed.
add flour in two increments, beating until just incorporated.
cover dough w/ plastic wrap and chill for 1 hr. preheat oven to 350 degrees.

mix 1/3 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice and 1 teaspoon cinnamon to create coating.

remove half of dough from refrigerator and roll into 1.5 in. balls. roll balls in coating, covering all sides. place on cookie sheet 2 in. apart. bake 12-14 min.
allow cookies to cool 5 min then transfer to cooling rack. repeat process w/ other half of mixture.

2 comments:

Angela said...

Oh, Jennifer! Really- I meant it when I said I don't mind when people ask about his nose!! Really- it was actually good timing that you asked because I was just about to blog about it, anyway, but was waiting until I saw the specialist (this week) for more answers! ;)

Okay- now off to read your post about holiday baking. Yum!! :)

Nordicblogger said...

Mmmm...Now I want to try those pumpkin doodles. Thanks for posting the recipe!