Pumpkin Cookies

Sarah Nelms pumpkin cookies

photo credit: Sarah Nelms

Fall means pumpkins!Whether you are carving them to illuminate or cooking with them, pumpkins are in season and signify autumn. A fierce competition is on for the world’s largest pumpkin and at the time of this writing farmer Ron Wallace holds the title with his 2,009 pound prize.

This gourd-like squash has also been featured in numerous fictional works. How many can you name?

To prime your brain pump I’ll give you an easy one: in Cinderella a pumpkin is used to create her carriage.

Ok, here’s a hard one: In a short fiction by Nathaniel HawthorneFeathertop from 1852, a witch turns a scarecrow with a “pumpkinhead” into a man.

Leave your comments below if you know other instances. (I know of at least 7 more.)

Now on to the more delicious topic: Pumpkin Cookies

Preheat oven to 350.

Sift together: 2 cups flour,1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp pumpkin spice,  1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp of baking soda

Add dry mix with 2 sticks of soft butter,1 can of pumpkin, and 1 tsp vanilla extract

Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 11 minutes.

Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

When cool, top with icing*: (store-bought cream cheese icing can be used)

*Whip together: 4 oz soft cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 Tablespoon cream/milk/half and half (or more to reach desired consistency)

About deairby

From a small Mississippi town and have lived my adult life in the south. I am the wife of Tom Irby since 1974, mother of 8, grandmother of 8, lover of Truth, previous owner of The Baron York Tea Room Cafe and Gift Shop (7 years), cookbook writer, moderator of the Small Business forum on Social Media Examiner, enjoy life and all the adventure God brings my way.
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4 Responses to Pumpkin Cookies

  1. deairby says:

    Reblogged this on A Dollop and A Pinch and commented:

    A great time to repost this recipe. Love me some pumpkins!

  2. nchatchett says:

    These are so delicious and not difficult! I’m taking to a party next Wednesday! Thanks!

  3. Pingback: Pumpkin Cookies – Dea Irby – #plfrecipe « Prairieland Food – Discount Food Program

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