For a few years now, I've been gathering
favourite family recipes
to someday make a family cookbook.
I've got all the recipes now and just need to
buckle down and finish the stories and
get some pictures together!!!
Might need a few more years......
My niece Heidi sent me this recipe that
she remembers from Grandma's house and
wants it to be in the cookbook.
Heidi is a fabulous cook and took a real interest in my
Mom's recipes and cooking methods.
When I met with her to consult about the cookbook
last fall, she served these very yummy cookies with tea
as we looked over the recipe submissions.
These are a soft and delicious cookie,
just how I like them!
GRANDMA'S PUMPKIN COOKIES
1 Cup Sugar
½ Cup Shortening
1 Cup pumpkin
1 tsp. Baking Soda
½ tsp. Salt
1 sm. pkg. Butterscotch Chips
2 Cups Flour
½ tsp. vanilla
Chopped pecans, raisins and dates - optional
Beat egg with sugar. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Form into small balls and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 10 minutes. Let cool and ice with Maple Icing or Brown Sugar Icing.
½ Cup Butter – softened
1 Cup Brown Sugar
½ Cup Milk
1 tsp. Maple Extract
1 ¾ Cups Icing Sugar
a tsp. or so of cream
Beat together and ice cookies
BROWN SUGAR ICING
Mom used this icing on many things such as cookies, cakes and cupcakes.
1 Cup of brown sugar
½ Cup of cream
Butter the size of a small egg. Boil till soft ball stage, let cool a little if it is not thick enough I just add some icing sugar. The icing should be a little warm so it sets nice on the cookies.
Till next time ................. still working on the family cookbook.