Thursday, September 25, 2008

drops

Can you feel it? Oh, I can, and I am so happy. Happy to have the crisp air. The extra blankets on beds. The pumpkins at the markets. The treasures from nature.
I found these little gumdrops placed on a table by one of my children.  Definitely not Charlie. Maybe Andrew.  Probably Libby.  Those made me happy too.
And recipes that call for apples.  Or pumpkin.  Cinnamon.  Spice.  I want to bake it all.
I opted for pumpkin cookies for our cookie of the week.  Made yesterday.  With five left today. Just five.  The ones with nuts.  The ones I like.  I promised everyone I would make more today. They were that good.  
Pumpkin Drop Cookies:
1 cup pumpkin :: 1 cup butter :: 1 cup sugar :: 1/2 tsp salt :: 1 tsp vanilla :: 1 egg :: 2 cups flour :: 1 tsp baking soda :: 1 tsp baking powder :: 1 tsp cinnamon 
Blend together pumpkin, butter, sugar.  Add dry ingredients.  Mix well.  Drop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
I made 2 cookie sheets without nuts.  With the remaining dough, I added walnuts.  Pecans would be delicious, also.  

59 comments:

TAMI said...

You make the greatest blog headers! Those raspberry colored socks are scrumptious!!

pinkflowerbuttons said...

This sounds deliscious cinamon and spice.

Birgitte said...

I can feel it too, and I love it just as much!
Oh, I wish I had time for baking! Denmark's got the largest apple harvest for years, so I really should. I'll take time this weekend.
Have a nice day and thanks for such a nice blog post making me appreciate this time of year even more!
- Birgitte :)

Denise said...

What perfect timing, I just opened a can of pumpkin yesterday but only needed a tbsp, so I was going to look for a recipe today for cookies or muffins to use up the rest of the can :-) I will certainly give these a try.
We are having lovely cool mornings, I love the cool crisp air, but unfortunately by late afternoon we are back up in the 90's!!

Susan said...

Have you seen these? While I'm currently on a "no buying stuff" kick, I think I might have to break my own rule & go out and buy a donut pan just so that I can make a batch!!!

http://ilovemilkandcookies.blogspot.com/2007/10/no-fry-no-fuss.html

Tanya said...

WOW! Those cookies look wonderful - might have to try them out sooner than sooner :o)

Tanya

Ella said...

I love fall too. It's my favorite time of year. Actually, I should qualify that and say I like it HERE in Colorado. I never liked it in Alaska, where you got "Oh look... the leaves have turned yellow and.... oh. They've all fallen down. And... oh my gosh, is it snowing now?!"

But here! The colors! The pumpkins! The spices! The football! The fantastic blog posts! :D

Lin said...

Thank you for that recipe, I never know what to do with pumpkin! Isn't this time of year the best?

Cathy said...

I've been making drop cookies with extra zuchini from the garden. Beautiful photos.

TLCknits said...

ok.. do you cook your own pumpkin? or use canned? I know for my pies, I go the 'everything from scratch'route. just curious.. :)

kim said...

Now those are my kind of cookie! WITH NUTS! I made pumpkin bread last weekend. I do love the Fall; just not the impending Winter.

Hilary said...

Mmmm...pumpkin cookies.... thank you :)

Jane said...

Love your new header! I made pumpkin nut bread yesterday...What a disaster. I got sidetracked by the laundry. I still have some pumpkin left, so I'm gonna try these cookies! Thanks!

HighlandGhillie said...

mmm, I can't wait to try these cookies!

lilibethsgarden said...

Thank you for the recipe! And the good feelings with all the talk of autumn'ish things. Wonderful photos!

stitching under oaks said...

my mom makes a cookie that sounds very similar...she puts a vanilla flavored icing on top of it...yum! I'm might have to try this these afternoon.

Angela said...

mmm...we'll be sure to give these cookies a try! some of my fav cookie recipes have come from you! thanks!

www.larksongknits.com

Julie said...

The pumpkin cookies look delicious... I want to bake all the fall goodies too!

Kristin said...

I make pumpkin mufins, but never cookies.
Fall is my favorite season too.

Stephanie said...

I have never heard of pumpkin cookies. I was going to make pumkin bread this weekend. I might have to give these a try instead. Thanks for the recipe. Fall is definetly here, we had three blankets on the bed last night!

beki said...

Oh yum, I'm going to try these!

Renna said...

Yum! I recently found a pumpkin bar recipe on a blog and made it twice last week. I even doubled it the second time around. And yet, I'm still not tired of pumpkin. I'll make your cookies next. ;-)

pinkrosecottagelady said...

Baking - now that would be nice. Especially at this time of year. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

iknitipurl said...

The cookies look so good. I just might have to try this recipe. Tomorrow I'm doing some baking for a fundraiser so maybe I can try this recipe out. I love pumpkin everything! We are finally getting some cooler weather, especially at night. I ♥ it!

Jen! said...

I am so jealous I could cry. It's 90's all week in Tucson with no foreseeable end. :o(

mary said...

oh I love this - your knitting is beautiful...and your baking - yummm. can't wait to bake these!

ali said...

Oh yum, tomorrow is payday, hence grocery day... I think I need to pick up some pumpkin! My kids (and my husband!!) will love these, I'm sure!

I've already been baking this week- and it's still in the upper 70's and fairly humid (as in, the AC is still running for sure) but next week promises highs around 59... so more baking will be instore!! Um, and knitting... I have mittens on the mind...

Happy knitting-
ali

Annie said...

Wouldn't those drops be de-lish with a little cream cheese frosting? I love this season too. Thank for sharing the recipe.

amandajean said...

I feel that weather...and I have a stack of quilts at the ready! I'm absolutely giddy. My husband would LOVE the pumpkin cookies. thanks for the recipe.

Full of Heart said...

I too am starting to get very, very excited for Fall.
I'll have to try these! I've made a lot of your cookie recipes (Sailor Boy is a huge, huge fan of the gingersnaps!)and they're always so good!

Pam said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe. I'm going to make these this week. I had a recipe last spring that was pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. My children loved them. Let me know if you'd like me to forward the recipe to you.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Haha, when I saw 'Drops' as the title, I thought you were doing the Drops jacket, I have a one track mind!!

Leslie said...

The nature-y things of fall are wonderful, aren't they? And baking...oh,yes!

Poshyarns said...

Don't you just love it? The best of seasons, definitely one for knitters. I am intrigued by the pumpkin cookies, you Americans are so adventurous with your baking, in fact, so adventurous with pumpkins, over here we rarely venture beyond carving them for lanterns. I have promised myself a pumpkin adventure next week...

pungsnotded said...

I am happy about fall! And panicky too, so much fall cleaning to get done, before it gets too cold!

MadMad said...

Oh, these remind me of the ones I make, from Baggett's All American Cookie Book with cream cheese frosting. Even kids think they're spectacular! Hm... I'm off to see if I have a can of pumpkin around...

nova said...

I put an extra blanket on the bed two nights ago and it made me all sorts of cheerful inside. I love fall!

Denise said...

I made the cookies, but they came out rather 'cake-y' or is that how they are supposed to be?

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Yum - sound and look delicious! Love anything with pumpkin in it - these I will have to try.

Crystal said...

I have got to make these cookies! They sound delicious. I will let you knoe. I love you blog! Read it always.

Yarn It said...

The cookies sound so good! I am envious that you are feeling the effects of fall. We are still experiencing mostly hot weather still - I am looking forward to fall.

amanda said...

Am feeling it here too! Loving it!

2monkeys_mom said...

I'm going to try the cookies this morning. My step-son is a sucker for pumpkin and I'm growing to love it too. I think it'll help make up for the quiche I'm making for lunch. :^)

KeanaLee said...

I excited it's my favorite time of year. I love it! Can't wait to get to Trax Frams for pumpkins & roasted corn.

JL said...

Thanks for the recipe. I would like to try it out - yummy !

What is "drop by rounded tablespoon onto cookie sheet" ?

How do i measure 1 cup ?

suchthings.ca said...

The gumdrops made me happy too. What a gorgeous picture!
Maryxo

Mandi said...

Those cookies sound right up our alley. I love your header it looks great.

tiennie said...

Hooray for fall and yummy goodness! The new header is great!

lucky knitter said...

I love fall too, and those cookies look yummy!

Good Crafternoon said...

I always wondered what those little green prickly things were!

BTW, thanks for your kind thought re: my pregnancy. You are very sweet to post.

Debra said...

I know just what you mean, I love the cold weather. I love seeing those stone blue squash at the markets too.

Thanks for the cookie recipe.

Sandy said...

Fall is the best time.
I am printing that recipe right now!

knitty bitty apparel said...

The sound delicious and I know they will make the house smell wonderful. I've been following your blog for awhile and just love the photography! Stacey

Cinnamonamon said...

Wow, I've missed a lot! Libby's sweater looks adorable, your cookies are awesome, and toasty looks...toasty! ;)

I love your observations about fall -- it's one of my favorite seasons, as well; provided I have the proper supplies...a handknit sweater would be great, lol.

Jess said...

oh goodness- you have the yummiest blog posts. I need to have some of these!

Julie said...

I just had to visit to get the recipe again (HOW did I already lose it???) I'm just starting my second batch, they are delicious!! Thank you

Freckled Nest said...

i love that first picture!

Mo said...

I am so making these! YUM!

Grace said...

wanty.