Thursday, October 15, 2009

Iced Pumpkin Cookie Recipe and 450th Post Giveaway!



First, this is my 450th Post!!!!! II started this blog on February 3, 2008. I want to thank you all for your friendship, lovely comments, support and hugs you have given over the past 2 years (well almost 3)! I enjoy every minute of blogging with everyone! Y'all are the greatest!! A small way to thank y'all is I am going to give away a pair of earrings that I have made. I want to make the earrings match the person's personality and likes. So what you need to do to win this Giveaway is as follows:

1. Leave a comment telling me you would like to participate in the Giveaway.
2. Include your e-mail address in the post.
3. Tell me what colors you like.
4. Tell me whether you like casual, sporty, elegant or wild styles.
5. For the earrings I will need to know whether you like post, french wires or leverback earwires.
6. You need to have your posts in by this Saturday, October 17th at 5:00 p.m. EST.


I will be picking the name of the winner by random.org. This is not just limited to my blog friends in the USA either, anyone can take a chance for this Giveaway! Good luck to everyone!

Second, I promised you all my recipe for pumpkin cookies. You can put icing on them or not. They are so good! Tomorrow I will post my Great Grandmother's Pumpkin Pie Recipe. Enjoy!


Iced Pumpkin Cookies

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.

In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies, then drizzle glaze with fork.

To Make Glaze: Combine confectioners' sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency.

12 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Sherri, the pumpkin cookies sound delicious. Haven't baked cookies in a long time, that would be something to do on this cold rainy day.
Marnie

Kay said...

Congratulations, Sherri! I love being able to visit you. I'm afraid I don't wear earrings anymore since retiring and coming to Hawaii. Too lazy here in laid back Hawaii. Some lucky person is going to be thrilled with your gorgeous earrings though.

Donna said...

Hi Sherri,
Congratulations!! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. Your earrings are fabulous. I'm not hard to please....I wear any kind, any color or any style!

The pumpkin cookie recipe sounds delicious! Yum, I can taste them already. Thanks!

Hugs,
Donna

Dar said...

Sherri, first-congrats on your 450th post! Your blog is amazing! and second, I can't turn down your earrings. They are much too beautiful. Earrings - love silver, elegant, and leverback earwires. What a wonderful giveaway!

bj19662001 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

Mary said...

Congrats on the 450th post. Count me in the giveaway, Sherri! I really enjoy your blog : )

meah56 at gmail dot com

I like blues and greens
casual style
posts

Florence and Mary said...

Congratulations on your 450th post Sherri!!! And thank you so much for the cookie recipe, all I want to do is bake pumpkin recipes and this is one I'm going to have to try!

My answers for the giveaway are:
1. I'd love to join in the giveaway
2. victoriaeales[at]hotmail[dot]com
3. Pink. Red. Turq. Green
4. Hmmmm wild I think!
5. Post of Wires!

Victoria xx

Bonnie said...

Congrats on your 450th post Sherri! I love the new look and how you change your blog based on the seasons.

I'd love to be included in your giveaway as your earrings are beautiful! Thanks!

I love silver, greens, reds, russet, cranberry, blue....I'm very flexible! I like casual or elegant and leverback or french wire.

my email:
redladysreadingroomATgmailDOTcom

Brenda Leyland said...

Pumpkin cookie recipe AND a giveaway. How splendid. BTW, congrats on your 450th posting!

Count me in the giveaway. My e-mail is brendaleyland@shaw.ca. I love greens and sea greens and blues. I like casual and elegant styles. I like french wires.

Thanks for the chance!

Julia said...

I LOVE this cookie recipe! And as soon as the flu vacates our premises I will make some with ICING! We need a pic me up about now though. Thanks for your nice words.

Also amazing that you are at 450 post!!!!! Congrats. :)

Gingabelle said...

Hi Sherri, Congrats on your 450th Post. I love reading your blog and seeing your pictures. You have a lovely home!

1. I would like to participate in your g1vaway.
2. kent65@ comcast.net
3. Mauves, pinks, purples
4. casual/sporty..about an in. long
5. french wires

Vickie said...

1. Leave a comment telling me you would like to participate in the Giveaway: Yes, please!!
2. Include your e-mail address in the post: VWinship at aol dot com
3. Tell me what colors you like: candy apple red, purple, indigo
4. Tell me whether you like casual, sporty, elegant or wild styles: I love wild and goofy
5. For the earrings I will need to know whether you like post, french wires or leverback earwires: leverback
6. You need to have your posts in by this Saturday, October 17th at 5:00 p.m. EST: WHEW! Made the cutoff

I am definitely copying the recipe! Those look so good!

Ash said...

Thanks for the recipe, they came out great!


Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!