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October 5, 2010

How to Clean and Cook Pumpkin- cookie recipe

Filed under: gardening, recipes — Tags: , , , — dmacc502 @ 4:39 pm
Pumpkins, photographed in Canada.

Image via Wikipedia

  • First, scrub the outside of the pumpkin with a vegetable brush.
  • Cut the pumpkin in half and use a spoon to scrape out the fibers and the seeds. A serrated grapefruit spoon works great for this.
  • Cut the pumpkin halves into smaller pieces, then place them skin side up in a shallow baking dish.
  • Add water to just cover the bottom of the dish, and cover tightly.
  • Bake in a 325ºF oven until the pumpkin is fork tender. The time will vary depending on the size of your pieces.
  • Let it cool, and then either cut off the peel or scoop out the flesh
  • http://www.almanac.com/content/how-clean-and-cook-pumpkin

Yield: Makes 4 dozen. Pumpkin Cookies

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup pumpkin, steamed, drained, and mashed
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. Cream sugar and shortening, beat in eggs and vanilla, and stir in pumpkin. Sift dry ingredients and stir into pumpkin mixture. Add raisins and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake about 15 minutes.

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