Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
From: http://www.5dollardinners.com/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies/


1/2 cup butter, margarine, shortening
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

(Preheat oven to 350. Grease cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray.)

1. In a stand mixer or mixing bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, eggs and canned pumpkin puree. Once smooth, add the flour, soda, cinnamon, pie spice, and salt. Stir until dough forms. Fold in the chocolate chips.

2. Spoon batter onto greased cookie sheets. (**)Bake in the preheated oven for 9-11 minutes. Let cool on cooling rack before serving.

3. Feed to hungry (and somewhat demanding) children as after school snacks.

4. And go ahead and enjoy one yourself too!

**I just greased a jelly roll pan and baked them in it bar style...they were a fluffy moist bar.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Scones

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Scones
From: http://www.mommyhatescooking.com/2010/11/chocolate-chip-pumpkin-scones.html

3 Cups Flour (or Gluten Free All Purpose Flour)
1/2 Cup Sugar
5 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Salt
3/4 Cup Butter
1 Egg, Beaten
1 Cup Milk
1 Cup Canned Pumpkin Puree
1/2 Tbsp Pumpkin Spice
1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 400*.
In a large mixer combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Then, cream in the butter and add egg, milk, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Next turn the dough out on a floured surface and kneed for 2-5 minutes. Roll dough out in 1/2 inch thick and cut into wedges. (****)
Place on a greased baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes or until browned.
Note the original recipes says the servings are 8; however, this made close to 16 for me. It will depend on the size of your scones.
Copyright © Mommy Hates Cooking
Recipe Adapted From: All Recipes Scones

****Mine was really runny, so i didn't get to kneed the dough (i used homemade pumpkin and maybe too much milk)....but we put it in a pan and then cut it into squares after it was cooked. The kids LOVED it!
Next time we may make a powdered sugar icing for the top...it was a little dry (like scones are supposed to be), but good with tea or coffee.

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
From:  http://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/2010/11/baked-pumpkin-oatmeal.html

3 cups quick cooking oats
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¾ cup canned pumpkin
¼ cup brown sugar (for the top)

In a large bowl mix together all ingredients except the ¼ cup brown sugar for the top.
Spread into a greased 9×13 pan.
Sprinkle remaining ¼ cup brown sugar on top.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. (we ended cooking it about 30 minutes)
Serve with milk and enjoy!

Everyone liked it but Logan!

Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies
From: http://jimayres.com/2012/07/03/2-ingredient-cakes/

1 box preferred chocolate Brownie Mix
15 oz can black beans
Couple hand fulls of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees**
Drain can of black beans and refill the can with water.
Puree black beans and water until smooth – you can also mush them up if you don’t have a blender, but it will change the batter consistency slightly.
Add pureed black beans and water to boxed brownie mix and mix thoroughly. and add the chocolate chips
Pour batter into 9×5 brownie pan and cook!
**Follow box’s directions – individual cake mixes may vary!