If you’re sick of pumpkin, sorry for ya! 😀 I just opened my second 7 pound can of pumpkin for the season…most of which is in the freezer, rest assured. Mr. Prevention rarely requests much outside of Buffalo Chicken Dip (which, by the way, is being made for today’s Illini game), so when he requested pumpkin cookies this week, I happily obliged.
Rosmerta’s Pumpkin Cookies from Harry Potter
1 cup pumpkin
2 cups flour – all purpose
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup shortening 50/50 Smart Balance Butter Blend (2 sticks)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 2 Tbsp butter*
½ 1/4 cup brown sugar*
4 2 Tbsp fat-free milk*
¾ ½ tsp vanilla*
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar*
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Cream sugar and butter. Add vanilla, egga, and pumpkin. Sift dry ingredients. Add remaining ingredients – mix well. Use teaspoon to drop cookies on cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes. While cookies bake, prepare the frosting.
Pumpkin Cookie Frosting Directions:
Bring 3 tablespoons butter, brown sugar, and milk to a boil in sauce pan. Cool for a short while. Add vanilla and powdered sugar. Drizzle onto cookies and allow to cool before storing in an air-tight container. Yield: 4 dozen cookies.
Nutrition Information (per cookie): 81 calories; 4.3 g. fat; 11 mg. cholesterol; 89 mg. sodium; 10.4 g. carbohydrate; 6.4 g. sugar; 0.2 g. fiber; 0.7 g. protein
Result: Muahaha…these are goood!! Granted, there is nothing healthy at all, whatsoever about these cookies…but that’s okay! Once in awhile 😉 The cookies are small, so you can do some damage control that way. Using a butter made with healthy oils that is non-hydrogenated makes the fat in the cookies a heart-healthy fat. Next time I will probably try these cookies with whole wheat pastry flour just to add some nutrition and fiber. Enjoy!
It is a goooooooorgeous weekend in central Ohio! I am LOVING it!!
Off to make chili, root on my Illini…and root against the Buckeyes with the girls!
Question: Were you/are you a Harry Potter fan? Which house would you have been in: Gryffindor, Slyterin, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw?
According to this quiz, I’m a Hufflepuff…but I would’ve placed myself in Gryffindor 😉