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 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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.
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!