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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"Having finished my task of picking..." ~ Jane Eyre

This Halloween has been all about pumpkins. Some literal, such as my new affinity of the cheese pumpkin, and some figurative, such as the photo of the pumpkin(s) above. While pumpkin picking this year, I purchased The Pumpkin Lover's Cookbook. There are over 120 pages of amazing recipes. Here is a recipe from that cookbook to make the innards of your carved Jack O'Lanterns a yummy treat! Happy Halloween!

Harvest Pumpkin Cookies

1 cup flour
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tbsp wheat germ
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup raisins

Combine flour, oats, coconut, wheat germ, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Cream butter and sugars with an electric mixer. Add egg and vanilla and beat until fluffy. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the pumpkin to the egg/butter/sugar mixture, beating well after each addition. Stir in raisins and nuts. Drop rounded tablespoons onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Spread with metal spatula to 3/8 inch thickness. Bake in 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on racks. Makes two dozen.

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Blogger b said...

i just drooled! can't wait to give the recipe a try - yummers!

5:52 PM  
Blogger foam said...

i luuuuuv pumpkin dishes..

10:04 PM  
Blogger work in progress said...

Good gravy that sweater is too much. I love pictures...pumpkins, apples, folliage, precious chubby cheeks amidst all of the above. Very heart warming.

I hope the job is still going well!


8:50 PM  
Blogger Vixen said...

What fun! Thanks for the recipe! :)

3:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely picture and lovely recipe! It had been a while since we readers saw Jack. Thanks!

6:51 AM  
Blogger Clearlykels said...

Aww!! so cute.

I'm not a decorator. I did not have a spider for Halloween. I won't put anything out for Christmas (I'm gone for most of the season, anyway.) However, I cannot get enough gourds and pumpkins. I love them and can find all sorts of places to put them.

Also, I heard about some pumpkin pancakes. I'm excited.

4:53 PM  
Blogger Wizened Wizard said...

I can only imagine how enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner will be where you are cooking...

: )

Best wishes to you and your family.

Wiz'd Wiz'd

7:50 AM  

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