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Friday, October 16, 2009

Homework for Mommy

Yesterday my eight year old son comes home and tells me that I was given a homework assignment from his teacher. I thought I was finished with school, how did I get a homework assignment? The assignment was to bring something to school for his class to eat, it could be anything. "Oh. No problem. I'll just go to Wal-Mart or some other grocery store bakery and pick something up." Then he informs me that it has to be homemade, it can not be bought. Can you imagine that? And it is due the next day! You have got to be kidding me!!! I have three other children that always seem to need something, a husband who also needs my help, a full time job, a business to run, and a basket full of laundry that needs to be washed! This is NOT what I signed up for when I became a Mother. But this is what being a Mother is all about. I decided that the perfect goodie for him to take to school was my famous Pumpkin Cookies. I got this recipe from a friend of mine named Maria. She is a co-worker who is a wonderful person as well as cook! These cookies turn out perfect everytime and they are very addictive when you eat them. I have made variations of the recipe (no raisins, no frosting, frosting no raisins, frosting and raisins, etc.) but no matter which variation you choose they are still delicious! This is the perfect time of year to make them, all though any time is perfect! So here's the recipe!! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Cookies
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin pie filling (half of can)
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins (you can use more or less or none at all)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Mix shortening, sugar, pumpkin, and egg. Blend well. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Put on ungreased cookie sheet by the teaspoonful. Cook in a 375 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.

Frosting *optional*
3 Tablespoons Milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla

Melt brown sugar and milk in saucepan over medium heat. When melted, take off of heat. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix well and spoon over cookies. Enjoy!!!!!

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