Bread and Baking Desserts and Pastries — By Ben on 08 December 2007
Blogosphere Highlights: Pumpkin Cookies


Pumpkin ShowEver since I discovered pumpkin last year (in Mexico pumpkin is not very popular and I hadn’t cooked it in any way until last December), I have made a lot of different pumpkin recipes including pumpkin rolls, pumpkin chili and pumpkin mole. Here are all the pumpkin recipes I have posted on this blog.

Why do I like pumpkin so much? Mainly because it is delicious. Pumpkin is one of those fruits (yes it is a fruit) that can be cooked in all the many and creative ways your imagination allows. Pumpkins are also healthy. As with any other fruit, pumpkins are mainly water and low in salt. They contain zero cholesterol. Pumpkins are rich in beta-carotene, an anti-oxidant that helps to reduce certain types of cancer and lowers the risk of heart disease. Delicious and healthy, what a great combination.

Because of this newly found love for pumpkins, I have bookmarked, printed and tried a lot of pumpkin recipes in the last months. And now that Christmas is so close and it is time to bake cookies like crazy, I wanted to bake some pumpkin cookies, although I had never made any before. Fortunately, I had bookmarked Jill’s Pumpkin cookies recipe from her blog Simple Daily Recipes and I could finally come around to make them this week.

1I was surprised how tasty they turned out. They are soft and not-too-sweet and if you eat them the next day they taste a lot better. I made a few changes to Jill’s recipe. I didn’t have any nutmeg so I used a little bit of almond extract. I also added a ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger, which gave them a nice, almost imperceptible kick. And I topped each cookie with a roasted pecan. This is one kind of cookies I will be making again.

Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(11) Readers Comments

  1. Your cookies look yummy!
    I’m so glad you like them. And you’re right, they taste better the next day and the next day after that one.

    • We had some three days after I made them and they were just perfect. Thanks for the recipe! :D

  2. The cookies look good. Nice and golden brown, with those toasted pecans.

    • The toasted pecans were the perfect touch. Nothing brings the flavor better than toasting them :D

  3. Hola Ben! Que buenas las cookies!!! I didn’t know all these good things about pumpkins… but I know about a recipe… with pumpkin cream and foie… that’s just too much! I’ll let you know when I do it, si?
    Have a good day!

    • Oh yes, anything pumpkin this way please :D I can’t wait to try some new recipes I’ve been planning for a couple of weeks.

  4. I LOVE BIG PUMPKINS! Wow, those are some monsters! Love pumpkin recipes too (but you already know that!)

    • And you know what? They’ve had bigger pumpkins before. This year the weather didn’t help much but I think the biggest one has been close to 2000 pounds, Just imagine all the delicious food we could prepare with so much pumpkin!

  5. Hey Ben,
    Looks like pumpkins are keeping you busy this season. These do look abs delicious. Love the roasted pecans on top…
    Cheers

    • I am like a kid with a new toy. I don’t know why it took me so long to discover their deliciousness :D
      Cheers!

  6. I never ever post but this time I will,Thanks alot for the great blog.

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