One recipe I had to pull out sooner than the rest was the one I will share with you today. I have made these almost every year for the holidays, but for some reason the girls just discovered them last year and in an unprecedented move---they agreed!---that they were their favorite holiday cookie amongst my repertoire (oooh, I just typed repertoire, ....uh, yep and I spell checked it and I spelled it right too). I have made two batches since Thanksgiving and now I will share the recipe with you:
|Okay, these ARE great cookies, but not a great pic|
Libby's Great Pumpkin Cookie (and it is,....great that is)
2 C flour
1C quick or old fashioned oats, uncooked
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 C butter or margarine softened
1 C firmly packed brown sugar
1 C granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 C Libby's solid packed pumpkin
1 C semi-sweet real chocolate morsels
Pre-heat oven 350. Combine flour, oats, cinnamon and salt in a med. sized bowl. In a large bowl cream butter; gradually add sugars, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Alternate additions of dry ingredients and pumpkin, mixing well after each addition. Stir in morsels. Drop spoonfuls (1-2 tbsp) onto lightly greased cookie sheet (I line mine with parchment paper.) Bake for 18-20 min until cookies are firm and lightly browned. Depending on size you bake, this batch can make 3-4 dozen. Let cool and keep in airtight container.
I don't know how long they last in the airtight container because ours are gone in a week. AND it MUST be said that tho' they are good warm, they are at their best the day after...super moist, not overly pumpkin-y, and such chocolatel-y oat-y goodness in a modest cookie.
Now my request: If you have any holiday family favorite recipes, please share, and if I must be greedy please post a pic. But, I understand the time it takes to type recipes up so if you can just share the name of the cookie and a possible link to a recipe...I love gathering in good ideas and fun new recipes for the holidays. Thank you dear friends. God's blessings to you as you enjoy your Christmastime.