Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Some Last Minute Goodies for You!


Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies With Glaze

Makes 3 dozen

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1 cup Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease baking sheets.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle Glaze over cookies.

For Glaze:

Combine 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl until smooth.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding With Brown Sugar-Yogurt Sauce

Makes 15 servings

12 slices cracked or wholewheat bread, cut into cubes (12 cups)
1 cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped
2 cans (12 fluid ounces each) Nestle Carnation Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
1 can (15 ounces) Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 cup refrigerated egg substitute or 4 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt

For Bread Pudding:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Combine bread and cranberries in large bowl. Combine evaporated milk, pumpkin, egg substitute, sugar, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice and salt in medium bowl. Pour egg mixture over bread mixture; stir. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish; let stand for 10 minutes.

Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm with Brown Sugar-Yogurt Sauce.

For Brown Sugar Yogurt Sauce:

Combine 2 containers (6 ounces each) or 1 1/2 cups nonfat plain yogurt and 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar in small bowl.

(These recipes are from our little local neighborhood newspaper. More pumpkin recipes can be found at The Very Best Baking.)

Get cozy with cranberries. The cranberry is an herb—but you already knew that, didn't you? For the latest word on the medicinal qualities of this favorite holiday fruit, check out the Encyclopedia of Herbs. And for some berry good cranberry recipes, there's Cranberry Cooking for All Seasons, featuring such delectables as Cranberry Maple Syrup, Cranberry Tangerine Loaf Cakes, Shaker Cranberry Pie, and (oh my goodness!) Nantucket Roast Loin of Pork with Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing. ( Cranberry information from All About Thyme: A Weekly Calendar of Times and Seasonings by Susan Wittig Albert.)


KarenHarveyCox said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

These delicious recipes are perfect timing. I was just about to pull out my trusty Wilson Farm cookbook, when I stopped here. These look delicious. Thank you.

I hope you have a wonderful day.


Maria-Thérèse said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
I kind of wish we had a holiday around this time of year too. I'll hang some balloons up and party on my own ;)

sherry ♥ lee said...

Snap you are a danger to my waistline and the spread of my hips!!! lol!!! MMMMMMMMM. I need!! :)

I wish you and Mr. Dragon and the rest of your beautiful family a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving.

dosfishes said...

All sounds so yummy. Those of us up here in maple nation are well versed in the cranberry since we have all these bogs....

One of my favorites and the pumpkin too.

Hope your Thanksgiving is peaceful and joyful!


Kim Mailhot said...

Yummy yummy ! Thanks for all the recipes, Snap. I am very lucky this year in the preparation department - we ordered a big cake from a great local baker for my bbrother-in-law so I don't even have to bake my usual Pumpkin Cheesecake ! I am enjoying the quiet time, visiting blogs, and painting rocks.;)
I hope you have a wonderful Thanks Giving with Mr. Dragon and all your other loved ones. Big hugs !

Stine in Ontario said...

The pumpkin cookies sound very good! I like spicy.

Anonymous said...

Happy Thnkagiving! The pumpkin bread pudding sounds yummy!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Thanks Snap... Both recipes look wonderful especially the pumpkin bread pudding. YUM!!!!

Hope you and Mr. Snap have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Margo said...

YUM, we are in Va. visiting family and boy are we a bunch of lamo cooks. My mother and aunts used to compete of who was the worst cook. I've done a little better but the years we come here, I just stay out of it. One of my cousin's husband was so horrified by our idea of t'giving, he started cooking the turkey for us. We used to buy it cooked from a country club. I didn't know turkey could be so delicious until he married into the family. Happy thanksgiving, Snap!

Barb said...

Maybe - just maybe - these are easy enough for me to try! Thanks, Snap.