Thursday, December 17, 2015

12 Days of Christmas--Day 4--Christmas recipe

Pumpkin Cookies
Okay, so I know some of you are thinking, "pumpkin? That's not Christmas-y!" Well, okay, technically they're not, but there are some people in our family (like my dad) who don't particularly like sugar cookies, so we make these a lot around Christmas time. They're fast, easy to make, and you don;t have to wait for the dough to chill for three hours. :P Not to mention they are delicious!!

Ingredients:
Cookies
2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon 
3/4 c. butter
1 c. pumpkin
1 egg
1 t. vanilla 
1/2 c. chopped nuts--optional (we never use them)

Frosting
2 c. powdered sugar
1-2 T. milk
vanilla 
maple flavoring

Directions:
Sift together dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients well and add to to dry ingredients. Beat all together for 2 min.  Stir in nuts, if desired. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased sheet and bake and 350* for 12-15 min. 
Mix all ingredients for frosting and frost cookies while still warm
Enjoy! :) 

These cookies are really good! I normally double or triple the batch for our family, since they go realllyyyy fast! They're super easy to make and most of the time when I make them I have a couple younger siblings helping. Their favorite part is helping to spread the icing on the cookies when they are finished, although I do believe there have been times when they have eaten more of the frosting then they actually put on the cookies. ;) 

What is your favorite Christmas treat? 


3 comments:

  1. Oh, yum!! These sound really delicious! :D I'll have to try them sometime! Thanks for sharing, Jesseca!
    My favorite Christmas treat is probably my Granny's magic cookie bars. Chocolate, butterscotch, and coconut. Yum!

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    1. They are really good! One of my favorites. ;)
      You're welcome! Mmmm, those sounds really good!! Recipe? ;)
      Thanks for commenting!

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    2. They are!! Someone made some for the Christmas carolers last night. :-) We're going to be making some next week, so maybe I'll post the recipe. ;)

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