Saturday, November 10, 2012

Grandma's Pumpkin Cookies

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!


1 Egg
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

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.


  1. Those sound delicious. If I had all the ingredients, those would be my choice of cookies for today. I have a son and grandsons joining me for the afternoon.

    Thanks for your sweet comments all along the way. Much appreciated!

  2. Oh girl those cookies look delicious. I'd love one for breakfast! Your family cookbook is a wonderful idea!

  3. You will truly be thankful that you are preserving and sharing those recipes from long ago. How special and thoughtful and a gift that lasts forever.

  4. Yummers!!!! I have the coffee mug full...but no cookies.

  5. This blog makes me drool, Rosella. Seriously. Readers should be advised to wear a bib!


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