Thursday, October 23, 2008

extra credit

Anything to get out of schoolwork. While tying her apron, #1 Daughter inquired (and I quote):
"Does baking cookies count as school?"

Yes. Unequivocally yes. My answer is yes, #1 Daughter --as long as you bake these.

Pumpkin Buttermilk Cookies

2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
4-5 cups flour (enough to make firm
1 cup solid can pumpkin
2 tablespoons cinnamon
preheat oven to 350Combine first 5 ingredients to a creamy mixture add pumpkin and set aside. Mix dry ingredients together and slowly mix the creamy and the dry ingredients together. Add buttermilk and mix.

Add more flour if necessary. Batter should be firm enough to hold a peak.

Drop by spoon fulls and bake on cookie sheet 12 to 15 minutes

We found this recipe on cooks.com, but we can never leave well enough alone. No, we went for a gourmet touch. Before baking, #1 Daughter pressed a few pine nuts into each cookie. After they were cool, we drizzled them with an almond extract-flavored glaze.

After all, if this counts as school, why not go for a little extra-credit?

3 Comments:

Blogger Darlene Sinclair said...

Sounds like something Danica needs right about now -- wouldn't you think? Thanks for the recipe!

5:34 PM  
Blogger sam said...

I'm going to have to try these. We just made some the other night with another recipe found on the web. They're okay but these sound yummier.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Can we make these when you come and visit??!! Pumpkin cookies have been on my mind for a long time!

3:28 PM  

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