Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen: Pumpkin Cookies

Well, daddy had some special time in the kitchen with Amelia yesterday because he has special kitchen time with Tabitha every week when I take the younger two to Story Time. You can check it out at this week's Wordless Wednesday post. Today we had our normal weekly Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen time.  I have been wanting to make pumpkin cookies for a while now, and daddy making the pumpkin pie yesterday made me really really want them. So, today while Hannah was napping, Tabitha, Amelia and I made some yummy Pumpkin Cookies.  I thought I had found this recipe over on the site, but I didn't have it in my recipe box. I found this recipe that is almost the same.
Lots of ingredients for this one:

Here is what you need:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup pure pumpkin
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

I had gathered it all together, then I had Tabitha read us what we needed while Amelia helped "measure." At first Tabitha insisted she would do all the reading while Amelia measured and poured and stirred. She changed her mind part way through.

The first step is to mix all the dry ingredients except the sugar
(flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt)
Then set it aside.

Then we beat the sugar and softened butter together.

Then we added the pumpkin

 The egg

 And the vanilla

And mixed it together.

 Then we gradually added the flour mixture.

 At this point the girls were done. They really wanted those beaters. So mom dropped the dough on greased cookie sheets by rounded tablespoons.
They baked in the 350 degree oven for 16 minutes. I checked after 15, but wanted to give them one more minute. The recipe states 15-18 minutes. I never did cool for 2 minutes and remove to a wire rack. I just let them cool and put them on a plate:

The recipe calls for adding a glaze, but we love them plain. In case you are into glaze here is the recipe:
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
3 Tbs milk
1 Tbs melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
Mix in a small bowl til smooth and drizzle over cookies.

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?
I'd love to see your posts, whether you have done something this week or some time in the past. Just link up below. This is a weekly linky, I just need to figure out a button now. 

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  1. I remember when my sister and I were younger and our two aunts would bake with us in the kitchen-Those are some of the greatest memories I have of the holidays :)

    Those pumpkin cookies look delicious!! They might definitely be added to the to-bake list this year :)

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Looks like your girls had fun baking cookies! My little girl loves to help in the kitchen too... we just made peanut butter cookies tonight. :)

  3. Beautiful pictures, new cooks. Very funny and sweet.

  4. Awe the girls look like they are having fun. I will have to try this. I'm a big pumkin fan

  5. I love cooking with my kids.

  6. Wow!! What a fabulous recipe for the girls, they look like they had a great time baking but the best part is definitely the eating once they come out of the oven.

    Thanks for joining our Thursday Cafe hop today and for adding us to your Blog Hop Page. I'm following you back :)

    Happy Thursday!

  7. Thanks for linking up with Brag Time Thursday. I know I keep saying this but I really need to get my kids into the kitchen more! Maybe with extra hands around for Thanksgiving I can get them in the kitchen and even get someone to snap a few photos! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Looks yum, I just picked up some canned pumpkin today, may have to try m y hand at some. Thanks for linking up to Brag :)

  9. Stopping by again - hope the pumpkin soup was great!

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  10. These sound delicious!! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Friday!! I'm definitely making these very soon!


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