October 17, 2009

Muggle Cookies (aka, basic pumpkin cookies)


1 cup pumpkin
1 egg
2 cups flour - all purpose
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350.

Step 2: Cream sugar and shortening.

Step 3: Add vanilla, eggs, and pumpkin.

Step 4: Sift dry ingredients.

Step 5: Add remaining ingredients - mix well.

Step 6: Use teaspoon to drop cookies on cookie sheet.

Step 7: Bake 10-12 minutes.

These are great, moist cookies! Do note that they are cake like in consistency. I ran across this recipe and just couldn't resist them Saturday night!
If you're like me and don't keep shortening around the house, replace it with softened butter.

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TWoP Fan said...

What about replacing the butter with applesauce? It is a great substitute and much more healthy. Also adds to a cake-like texture.

I think I'll try these, with the sub mentioned above and whole-wheat flour for all-purpose.

Mrs Sea Monster said...

I recently made another batch of these to put in my freezer using applesauce as a replacement to butter. Still good, but it was definitely not the same. I will be using butter again in the future. Good thought though.

Natesgirl said...

i puffy heart butter.