Last week I called Julie to tell her it felt like Christmas in my house. That’s because I was baking cookies from scratch. I only do that once a year: at Christmas. But, lately all the girls want to do is cook. Maggie sits at the crock pot each afternoon & carefully adds all of the ingredients. I let them make instant pudding on their own & their excitement was awesome. I decided we need to bake more. We’ve had the mixer out for days. This is our best creation so far:
2 Cups Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Allspice
1 Cup Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 Can of Pumpkin – I really like the Trader Joes pumpkin
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt & allspice in a bowl. With an electric mixer, cream the butter & sugar. Add the pumpkin, egg & vanilla. Add in the dry ingredients, a little bit at a time. When everything is mixed, drop cookies onto cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. When they come out, move to cooking rack & push candy corn into center of the cookie. Enjoy!
Tip for baking with 2 kids: Break everything in half. Instead of dumping in 1 cup of sugar, do 1/2 a cup at a time. This makes for more ingredients & a longer activity for the little ones.
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