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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Bad Blogger!

I've been a very bad blogger! I even confused poor Lynette into thinking she'd missed a day! ;) Sorry Lynette. But to be honest, nothing really to blog about! We celebrated an early turkey day with the in-laws last weekend up in Maine and had a good time. I didn't take as many photos as I should have but that's OK. I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and a pumpkin roll and they were sooo good I'll be making them again for the real Turkey Day! Since I've got nothing much to say I'll share the recipes instead!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (this came from Teresa Collins)

1 c.canned pumpkin
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. oil
1 egg
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. milk
1 c. chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla

Dissolve baking soda in milk; set aside. In large bowl add pumpkin, sugar, oil, and egg; stir. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda mixture. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and vanilla. Spoon onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees 10 to 12 minutes or until done.

and the roll came from Fran a gal I met when I went to Melissa's house up North to scrap!

PUMPKIN ROLL RECIPE

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
2/3 cup pumpkin (canned, you can make 3 rolls with one can!)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda

Filling:
1 cup confectionery sugar
2 tbsp butter
8 oz package of cream cheese softened (I leave it on the counter while I bake the cake part)
3/4 tsp vanilla

*Mix all ingredients together to form a cake-like batter, grease a cookie sheet (Pam, etc) pour batter onto the cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 8 minutes. Check it after 7 minutes because of differences in ovens. Once the cake portion is done you have to flip it onto a confectionery sugar covered dish towel and roll it up, towel and all! Before taking it out of the pan slide a spatula under it to make sure it will flip out easily.

Roll it so the two short ends of your cake meet. Leave it in the towel and let it cool for at least 20 - 30 minutes. After it's cooled, unroll it carefully, gently pull the towel from the cake so it doesn't tear. Spread the filling evenly along the entire cake portion and re-roll it (without the towel of course). Wrap it in foil and put it in the fridge. You can make these and freeze them also. Some people eat it after taking it out of the freezer for only 30 minutes. It's great either way.

So that's it for me and if you try them let me know (only if you like them!) LOL! Have a great Thursday!

7 comments :

Tammy said...

I have that pumpkin roll recipe and it is sooooo delicious! I am making some this weekend too ;) I will have to try out your cookie recipe. Sounds yummy

dawn said...

qiYou know I LOVE the cookie recipe! I definately will be trying the pumpkin roll recipe. I LOVE to try new recipes. It sounds yummy! :-)

donnapiranha said...

Yum...I love pumpkin! I am thinking about making some pumpkin squares that have a cream cheese frosting. Probably similar to the pumpkin roll. My mouth is watering.

Lynette vB said...

Ok! I am trying those recipes! I don't really like pumpkin and I can't say as I've EVER seen pumpkin in a can over here or 'confectionery' sugar but I'm going to look anyway.

Thanks for the recipes!

donnapiranha said...

Lynette, do you have powdered sugar? It's the same as confectionery sugar. I like it sprinkled on buttered toast. Mmmmmmm!

Jolene George said...

I am so making these recipes. Thanks for sharing Pam!

Janette said...

These sound yummy. I made pumpkin muffins for our Thanksgiving in Oct and they were good too.