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Pumpkin Cookies

Full recipe posted here!!

I fear my kids like sugar a little too much. (maybe they get it from me). But Nate told a friend yesterday that he wants to enter the Reflections contest. Then he said he wants to lose because the losers get a bag of candy.  The winners just get a trophy, but he'd rather have the candy of course.

Fall is definitely in the air.  I'm beginning to want to make pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, and anything pumpkin.  My dad used to make our pumpkin pie from the pumpkin itself!  He was quite a cook.  I'm too lazy, and buy canned pumpkin.   All through church the flip flopper was asking me if we could make cookies when we got home.  The recipe I used to use for pumpkin cookies called for a whole cup of Shortening!  So I decided it would be a good day to do a little experimenting.

We came up with a revised recipe.  Pumpkin cookies are one cookie that is OK to end up a little cakier in my opinion.  So cutting the fat, while it got rid of some of the flakiness, it was still plenty sweet, and plenty good.

Pumpkin ( a squash ) has so many great qualities.  There are loads of antioxidants, iron, zinc, and fiber.  Canned pumpkin is reasonably priced and can be used to replace fat in many baked goods.  For fun we like to buy pumpkin seeds that say they are seeds from 500 lb pumpkins, and then our garden yields MONSTOR sized pumpkins! It's kind of fun.

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Emily
09/17/2008 6:29am
Ketchup boy actually told me he wants to enter the "shadows" contest. Maybe that's what they call it if they want to lose. Hey, is there a way to search your recipes on here? Like say I want the Christmas Almonds recipe, do I have to find the Christmas Almonds post? Or is there a better way?
Emily
09/17/2008 6:31am
Okay, I promise that "Recipe" link wasn't up there before. I'm so embarassed. I think I can read through the 15 recipes and find the one I want. Hurry and add some more- they're awesome!
Whitney
09/17/2008 6:50am
These look so yummy! It's that time of year.
Megan
09/17/2008 8:50am
Amy, i love love love pumpkin cookies. My little brother has a seriously rockin recipe with 3 ingredients. a can of pumpkin a box of spice cake mix chocolate chips mix and bake. so good. no oil.
Tatiana
09/17/2008 10:03am
sounds yummy! Going to give them a try! How did you know I just bought pumpkin at the store?
Tatiana
09/17/2008 10:11am
Megan, I don't know if you will read the comments, but your easy recipe sounds yummy. What about the amount of choco chips and how long do you bake it?
Hannah
09/17/2008 10:44am
Oh, I LOVE pumpkin cookies! Thanks for reminding me that I need to make these, and soon!
09/17/2008 4:40pm
I've done that 3 ingredient one before too but made them as muffins and just followed the directions on the box for cupcakes to bake them. They are really good. I'm excited to try your recipe. I've been thinking about pumpkin baked goods lately too!
09/17/2008 10:01pm
I guess Pumpkin cookies could be a great start up item for Halloween parties :D It can very well blend with the Jack-O-Lantern theme and spice up the mood :D
09/18/2008 4:09am
I love all things pumpkin so I will be trying your recipe soon. I'm always up for a healthly cookie recipe.
09/18/2008 5:39am
Don't be embarrased about the link Emily, it is very new! Hi Tatiana, I had the same recipe and even a box of spice cake so I almost tried it, and then didn't. But my recipe says 1 bag mini chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
Heather
09/28/2008 7:33pm
I made these cookies tonight. We LOVED them!!! I subed the oil with apple sauce. They turned out great.

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