Making Christmas cookies with pumpkin.

@marguicha (56976)
Chile
December 7, 2012 6:36pm CST
I told you that I had saved the baked mashed pumpkin from Halloween. It was the first time I had one of such pumpkins in my hands and I had to learn that they should be baked instead of cooked as I do with our gourds. I found a cookie recipe and it turned out quite Christmasy, as taste goes. It had cinnamon and clove and had a texture similar to gingerbread men. So I changed my idea of making cupcakes and I`ll use all the pumpkin in cookies and let my grandson use frosting to make faces on them. Do you make changes in your cooking plans when something nice and unexpected comes along? Share.
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13 responses
• United States
8 Dec 12
I steam my pumpkin on the top of the stove, but you can cook it either way. I have never tried pumpkin cookies, but would love to have the recipe. I've been trying to find me some more cooking pumpkins so I can bake some more pumpkin pies for Christmas. The ones I cooked for Thanksgiving was delicious. I baked one and gave it to my sister in law and she bought one from the supermarket that was supposed to be home made(they use canned pumpkin, she said they tried the one she bought then tried mine and mine was better. Her store bought one wasn't finished. I can taste the pumpkin now. I wish I had bought more pumpkins and saved some for Christmas. Your grandson will have a blast making faces on them. I do make changes if something interesting comes along like your pumpkin cookies. cool idea.
@marguicha (56976)
• Chile
8 Dec 12
I am sure that both my grandson and myself will have a wonderful time making faces on the cookies. I will certainly do my fair share
• Mexico
8 Dec 12
thats sounds good to me.. Ill try it. Have 3 or 4 cans (big ones) of pumpkin here.
@JenInTN (27568)
• United States
9 Dec 12
That sounds wonderful and very festive. I would definitely make changes to my plans for dinner if something nice like that came up.
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@marguicha (56976)
• Chile
15 Dec 12
I am always finding new ways to add stuff in my recipes. I love to create new dishes.
@aireanna18 (1914)
• United States
8 Dec 12
I have never used pumpkin to make cookies, but I can say that Oatmeal Raisin cookies are delicious with pumpkin pie spice in them. If you want to try it, substitute nutmeg with the pumpkin pie spice. I tend to put in a little bit more than what the amount that it says for nutmeg as I love the taste.
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@marguicha (56976)
• Chile
8 Dec 12
I don`t think that it will be easy for me to get pumpkin spice. Besides, I only make some cookies for Christmas now. I prefer salty things and the kids don`t come too much with their several activities.
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@hereandthere (14596)
• Philippines
8 Dec 12
i love cinnamon on anything and i love ginger flavored cookies. i still remember your pumpkin discussion and i'm convinced you're a whiz in the kitchen. you're so creative!
@marguicha (56976)
• Chile
8 Dec 12
I think that cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger give cookies a Christmasy taste. The rest of the year, my grandchildren`s favorite cookies are chocolate chip. I love to cook and I love having people taste my dishes. I don`t bake too much, but when I do, I want to get a fan of my concoctions !
• Philippines
9 Dec 12
i have a sweet tooth, but i've outgrown chocolate chip cookies. then i switched to peanut butter for a while when buying munchies. but now i like mocha and coffee flavors in cakes, cookies and ice cream. maybe it's time to come up with a cookbook of your simple gourmet inventions. your experimentations are always a winner.
@marguicha (56976)
• Chile
11 Dec 12
If you know how to make a simple white cake or easy sugar cookies, you can just add very strong coffee or ground bitter chocolate to the mixture. I would also add a bit of rum in those cases
@mariaperalta (19226)
• Mexico
8 Dec 12
sound really good. Id love to have the recipe. I have 3 big cans of pumpkin here. Need to use them.
@marguicha (56976)
• Chile
8 Dec 12
I`ll go see if I can find where I put the recipe and I`ll send it in a PM.
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• Mexico
8 Dec 12
I found one online dear.. says pumpkin and cinamen. What do you use?
@marguicha (56976)
• Chile
11 Dec 12
Mine had cinnamon and allspice. Fortunatly I had some allspice I brought from the US. WE cannot get it here. I think that allspice is a mixture that includes cloves.
@sweety_81 (2130)
• India
11 Dec 12
Well, I have never tasted such a sweet thing. We do not make such stuff, but I would like to taste such stuff one day.
@marguicha (56976)
• Chile
11 Dec 12
This is the fiest time I make something with a Halloween pumpkin. We have other kinds of gourds in my country.
@alottodo (3063)
• Australia
8 Dec 12
I Am always making changes and experiencing in cooking when I make pumpkin soup I usually use a bit of cinnamon in it I usually bake the pumpkin pieces with onion, garlic and cinnamon and then add all that to a home made chicken stock I also like my pumpkin scones with cinnamon...lovely any time.
@marguicha (56976)
• Chile
8 Dec 12
I make soup with the gourds we have in my country they are less sweet and more dense, so they can be cooked in water and are still with lots of flavour.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
8 Dec 12
I do often revise my use of something I have just cooked for the first time. For your pumpkin you might want to do a smoothie, I'm sure you can find a recipe on the Internet. I also love pumpkin soup.
• United States
8 Dec 12
You could also do pumpkin cheesecake. I also recently saw a new twist on pumpkin. Last weekend at Cold Stone Creamery, I saw they had pumpkin ice cream.
@cynthiann (18679)
• Jamaica
8 Dec 12
I have made pumpkin cake/bread but never cookies. It does sound delicious and it s amazing what a little touch of cinnamon and nutmeg can do to add flavour when baking
@marguicha (56976)
• Chile
8 Dec 12
I think that cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger give cookies a Christmasy taste. The rest of the year, my grandchildren`s favorite cookies are chocolate chip.
@edvc77 (2144)
• Philippines
8 Dec 12
That is quite new to me the pumpkin cookies. I also bake cookies but I never bake yet pumpkin cookies. I will make changes if unexpected comes along if there is really a need. However, all ingredients must be prepared oe else it would be difficult to make changes. have a nice day!
@marguicha (56976)
• Chile
8 Dec 12
I had pumpkin baked and mashed from Hslloween. It was using up space at the freezer and I need all the room I can get to prepare the family`s diner on Christmas eve.
@dfollin (9283)
• United States
8 Dec 12
Hi marguicha,Sure I do.Sometimes I just simply throw things together too.For instance I take several of what ever I have left over and mix it in eggs and make an omelet.Like mushrooms,chicken,ham,beef.....anything else that sounds good with eggs and cheese.
@marguicha (56976)
• Chile
8 Dec 12
I make omelets with leftovers of almost anything. I love omelets. I have some chives in a container at home to throw in some in those occations.
@ANTIQUELADY (36493)
• United States
8 Dec 12
Yes, i do & it usually concerns what i know my kids like & what they don't. Of course if the grands say they want a certain thing they usually get it.
@marguicha (56976)
• Chile
8 Dec 12
I know what you mean, Jo. Next Sunday, one of my eldest grandsons will pay me a visit and will help me with some computer problems. I went specially to the supermarket today to get some extras
@NailTech (6895)
• United States
8 Dec 12
That sounds yummy. I will have to try that one time. I like pumpkin alot. I have tried many variances in my one oatmeal cookie recipe. Sometimes they turn out good, other times so-so. I did not like the additional of strawberry applesauce this time which I tried again. I added peanut butter to it and it did not taste like peanut butter and jelly like I had wanted, LOL. Your grandson will have a blast making the faces on the cookies with the frosting. Awe.
@marguicha (56976)
• Chile
8 Dec 12
I discovered that some spices give cookies a Christmasy taste. You might try cinnamon, clove and ground ginger. I liked the pumpkin taste. And I have had good results with mashed very ripe bananas.