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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Random Wednesday: Scrummy! and a request, pretty please

I simply love Christmas time but for whatever reason I cannot get myself reeved up for doing much. It has taken me two weeks to decorate the house (no, not a necessity, but you can't help the cozy, lovely, cheering factor it brings).  Today I am gathering up my holiday recipes and putting my cookie gift list together and plan to keep the Kitchen Aid mixer busy this week to the weekend and get a move on it finally...here's hoping, ask me later, keep me accountable. 

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 egg
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.

In Christ,

17 comments:

Jennifer K said...

Love the picture of Sophia in the snow!
I don't think I've ever had a pumpkin cookie but I should rectify that! They sound great.
Hope you enjoyed the Potter movie.
It snowed a lot here in Paris today -- the airport and the Eiffel Tower are closed!!! It was nice to watch it come down, I am a California girl, after all.

Jenny said...

Wowza, snow in Paris...do you have a Eiffel Tower in the snow picture? If you do get one please post it. Thank you for stopping by Jennifer. I hope you are doing well and I hope you are busy in good ways. I LOVED the Potter movie and am actually gonna blog about it and a couple of others I recently enjoyed. Keep warm California girl and yep that is my cutie in our one big Feb snow last year.

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Jenny,
Thank for this recipe, I think I can smell the cinnamon from here. Jennifer is right, it has snowed in Paris - this old Florida gal is also enjoying it...
Don't worry you'll have all up and decorated by Christmas, just enjoy yourself. How is your husband's foot coming along?
Take care,
Mimi

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Just in time for holiday baking. These sound yummy, Jenny! I can see why your family loves these. Enjoy the Christmas preparations.

Debi

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Thanks for commenting on "Momma Date" ... and my rant! Sorry I have not gotten my Bulk Baking Week up and running, I know I told you there would be a recipe you might like.... there was a big hold up with my Organic Flour order and had to start all over! I might put it off 'til January. I may still my Christmas cookies when it gets here!

Steph said...

Hey girl...I'd love to send you a Christmas card...would you mind sending me your address?

My email is stephcease(at)gmail(dot)com

And I'll try to get a recipe up! :)

Jenny said...

Mimi! what a treat. and you are a dear to ask about David..his toe in not long and straight as it once was but we both thank the Lord that it is there! Thanks too for the encouragement...I have been a bit scatterbrained this year and you are right I just gotta slow down. Keep warm with your Frenchman this snowy Parisian Christmas and God bless you both.

Debi...thank for visiting and also thanks for the English Christmas images. I actually told David the other day that one day I would love to see London at Christmastime, but I would not want to be away from my family...guess I means I gotta win the lotto and take them all with me...hmm, don't play the lotto so I guess I will just continue to enjoy the London Christmastime through you minus the air miles and the trip cost. Have a lovely Happy Christmas.

Angela!!! Thank you for stopping by. I am sure Christmas cookies are good anytime of year...You have been busy posting as it is...I will be ready for any recipe you share whenever you are able to share it ...enjoy your chickens, and chicks this Christmastime.

Steph!! I am exclamation point happy today. so glad to hear from you and I sent an e-mail your way dear woman. I was hoping this year to get crafty like you did last year and all i did was get all the crafty ingredients together, then went "ah, well, maybe next year" and put them all in a box for next November. Merry Christmas to you and your dear family!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh those cookies look fabulous!!! Jenny dear, thank you so much for coming to visit!Anita

Frenchy said...

Oh Yummy !
Christmas is coming too fast ! have not have the time to post cookies . LOL
Christmas time should be 2 months ! LoL
Merry Christmas to you too. Yes, i am so exited for Wednesday !
Hugs

Girl Meets Paris said...

The cookies look so yummy!

I think I missed something that must be going on in your life... could you email me and fill me in my friend? I would like to know how to pray for you.

Frenchy said...

Hello sweetie !
We are doing great ! today was my first day to get out of the house...I don't want to throw up ever again ! Oh this is so painful !
i can't imagine people going through cancer and Kino ...
Hope you are having a great Holiday !
Hugs

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Jenny!
It was so nice to see your name in my comments - thank you so much for your sweet comment today and last week re my post about my post re my mom and brother! Sorry to be such a later tater in coming to visit.
I'm having a terrible time getting things done for the holidays over here too - I seem to be going in slow motion this year. We can be each others cheerleader!
I love pumpkin cookies (and bread and muffins!) with chocolate chips YUM! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe, I've never made one with oats, which I love. nummers. I am having a craving for some Mexican Wedding Cake cookies or Russian Tea Cake cookies (the cookie with a gazillion names) - hoping to get that done before Christmas.
Oh! How fun is that - what a coincidence that you saw Leno and Lyle Lovett was on talking about the play. It was such a fun afternoon! I'm sure Shakespeare purists would have hated the play but it was delightful with Lyle Lovett and Nickel Creek and always fun to see actors you've seen in other things.
Wishing you and your dear ones the most lovely of Christmases and much joy in 2011! And please pass the cookie plate! ;)

Frenchy said...

Merry Christmas ! Lots of love !
Frenchy

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Jenny!
Running in to wish you the funnest of New Year's Eve's and much happiness to you and your dear ones in 2011!
Looking forward to catching up with you and all your latest news in the new year!
Happy happy 2011,
Sally xoxo

Mar-Cee-Ah said...

Hi Jenny,
Missed ya'll on Christmas Eve, and enjoyed your treats all week! Biscotti!! I am a dunker for sure!
Love the blue background...
Love,
Marcia

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Ooh, yummy! I do love a good pumpkin recipe! Thank you!

I can't believe I haven't been by your blog for so long. I unplugged when life got a little crazy, but it's great to be back.

Happy 2011! I hope it's full of hugs and good things!

Jenny said...

wow, I have been bad in responding to comments too..yucks. I think, tho' I dare not say it, I am in a January funk...and yes the Christmas music is still on the site because I still feel it in my bones.
Anita, you are always so dear to visit in these parts and leave kind words to lift me up..thank you and belated happy new year!

Frenchy, I hope the winter weary has left you and you are feeling better. I have chuckled quite a bit with your "best of" photos. Your kiddos are a hoot. Happy new year to you too!

Teri, thatnk you so much for your care and your prayers.

Sally you are so good to me and I do want your Russian tea cookie recipe, pretty please. You and your blog are such joys. Happy new year to you! and thank you for checking in.

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia...I love it when you stop by. I still wonder on the blue background and I thought of you when I made the biscotti. Most everybody else was like "what are these?" but I knew you would appreciate 'em. Love to you!

Rebecca, I am always so silly, because when I think of you reading my little blog I think "an actual "author" is visiting me." yep, I am a dork. Thank you for the catch up and here's to joy and praise in 2011.

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