Saturday, November 03, 2012


I don't remember baking much when I was younger, but once I became a mother, it was one of my favorite things to do. There is just something magical about combining all of those different ingredients into something delicious. I don't know why that doesn't translate into cooking dinner, but I am always up for baking something. I am thankful for the creative outlet that baking is for me. Making a delicious treat for my family is one of the ways that I show my love for them, and I am grateful that I get to do it as often as I do.

This time I made Pumpkin Molasses Cookies. I think you know my feelings about pumpkin. These cookies were so good! They were just as yummy as my favorite Molasses Cookies, but pumpkiny and cakey instead of chewy. A new favorite around here, for sure.

A few things I did differently than called for in the recipe: I omitted the black pepper, because I just couldn't bring myself to add it. When mixing everything together, I creamed the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then I added the egg and molasses and mixed well. I added the dry ingredients and the pumpkin alternately, starting and ending with the flour. Then I refrigerated the dough in the mixing bowl until my oven was hot and while each batch was baking. I baked them for 12 minutes. They were crunchy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, and a little spicy. Yum!


  1. sound delicious-grampy would like them.

  2. I love all of your recipes! These sound wonderful!

  3. yum! I think you should write a cook book.

  4. those look amazing. gonna make em.

  5. yum! pumpkin and molasses together, sounds amazing!

  6. I love baking, too! It's so much better than cooking dinner!


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