Since Andrea is a doctor and in the middle of her residency in Missouri, I almost never get to see her or talk to her. I actually haven't seen her since she graduated Medical School 2 years ago and I'm lucky to get in a ten minute conversation when she's not working a bagillion hours or sleeping.
When I did get to talk to her for about ten minutes the other day, I told her I wanted to do a pumpkin recipe post as a shout out to her. (P.S. she LOVES to bake). As soon as I said that, she sent me tons of delicious recipes to include. Since I don't want to overwhelm you, I decided to break up the recipes into a short series. What better way to celebrate fall than with a recipe series about such a classic fall ingredient?? I hope you (and Andrea) enjoy!!
The first recipe is actually one I made up yesterday. My friend Sarah made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies during the day and as soon as she told me about them, I couldn't wait to go home and make some of my own. I used whatever I had on hand and improvised as I went along. I was pleasantly surprised when they turned out quite well!
1 package of Sugar Cookie Mix (this is what I had on hand and it's my favorite)
1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 c. pumpkin puree
LOTS of chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 325*. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. I used a dash of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg but you can use as much or as little as you like. Put the cookies on a cookie sheet and cook for 10-14 minutes. Enjoy!! :)
- 8 oz. cream cheese (again, I used fat free or reduced fat – who knew?)
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
Serve with: honeycrisp apples
These are just a couple to get you started! What are some of your favorite pumpkin recipes??