Sunday, November 18, 2007

Just Another Sleepy Sunday

Ok, so some of us sleep on Sunday. I don't know how these two can do it when I am in the kitchen right behind the couch banging around and the other three kids are doing their usual rowdy stuff. I think that is the main reason I have given up on trying to nap on Sunday is that it is just never quiet enough around here.

What I was busy in the kitchen doing was making Pilgrim Pies. They are so tasty. We have been making them for a few years and they have become a family favorite. In fact I think I'll be making them as my assignment for the Thanksgiving dinner this week. Today's batch was for my visit teaching ladies. Wow this month went fast and after Thanksgiving there won't be much time left. We'll see if I can manage a visit that last month though. We got this recipe from Family Fun Magazine.

Pumpkin Cookies
2 eggs
2 cups light brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Filling/Cream Cheese Frosting
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 to 5 cups confectioners' sugar
1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat the eggs, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl until smooth. Stir in the pumpkin. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, pumpkin spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture a half cup at a time, blending each time until smooth. 2. Drop a heaping tablespoon of batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet, using a moist finger or the back of a spoon to slightly flatten each mound. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. 3. Meanwhile, make the frosting. Beat together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract in a bowl until light and fluffy. Mix in the confectioners' sugar a half cup at a time, until the frosting is spreadable. 4. To assemble the pies, turn half of the cookies bottom side up and spread a generous amount of cream cheese frosting on each one. Top them with the remaining cookies (turned right side up). Makes 10 to 14 Pilgrim Pies.

What I really want to do is find some reading time. I had my name on the waiting list at the library for a long time and finally got this book it is the third in a series by Nancy Turner. The first is These Is My Words. The series is excellent and I would highly recommend it. Well, there are my random thoughts for the day. Well, I guess I can give one more for any Pepsi lovers out there. Winco had 12 packs on sale for $1.98 when I was there Saturday. I would think this price would be good until Thanksgiving. Now I must sign off and do the FHE thing. Hope you had a good Sunday.


Shelly Brown said...

Tiff, the cookies were sooooo good! In fact my dad said that they were the best he's ever had! So thanks for the recipe...I'm sure he'll be happy if I make him some more!

P.S. Love that picture of Clayne and Savannah!

Hilary said...

hey, don't *I* visit teach Shelly?! (just teasing!! Glad someone's taking care of her!)

Those look SO good, Tiffany! I'm going to save that recipe for sure! YUM!

What a cute picture! I bet he's tired from conducting with all the bigwigs at church today!!