Sunday, November 07, 2010

Spice Pumpkin Bake and Pumpkin Drop Cookies

More from the little black book. I know my photo is a bit crooked. I feel a bit crooked this morning from the asthma issues. In fact, I'm sitting with a mask on my face doing the nebulizer right now! At least I have an extra hour to rest up before my show at the Eola Branch of the Aurora PL today. I had a lot of fun with the great crowd at the Palatine PLD yesterday. It was strange to put in my holiday earrings after only putting away my Halloween ones last Sunday.

I thought either of these would be tasty at a Thanksgiving table.  The first is handwritten; the second a clipping.
Spice Pumpkin cake
1 spice cake mix
1 can pumpkin
1/2 cup salad oil
1 pkg. vanilla pudding
3 eggs
1 teas. cin.
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup nuts
Bake in 350 oven 40 - 45 min.

Keep in mind I type these in exactly as they are written. That abbreviation has to be cinnamon. I like the sound of this one, especially with the vanilla pudding.

Pumpkin Drop Cookies (six dozen)
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 1/4 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon lemon flavoring
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup raisins
Cream butter and sugar until light; beat in egg and pumpkin.  Add sifted dry ingredients and heat batter until smooth.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Drop from a teaspoon onto a greased cooky sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 18 minutes.  Frost while still warm with thin confectioners' sugar icing flavored with lemon juice and rind.


Janean said...

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Amy said...

I would like to read this but can find no information on when it is coming out either. I hope soon. Thanks for the heads up!