Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pumpkin Dinner-Pumpkin Dessert!

I linked up to  Foodie Friday!
      I just finished baking some very yummy soft pumpkin cookies.  But, first let me tell you about the dinner. Pumpkin Soup. Delicious, creamy, buttery...mmmm. The 15 year old gave it 2 thumbs up and did not tell me to pack my knives and go! The husband loved it, but I figured he would.
Here it is:

Pumpkin Soup
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine

1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped (I used garlic salt/powder as I didn't have garlic)
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
1 can (14 1/2 fluid ounces) chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 can (15 ounces)  Pumpkin
1 can (12 fluid ounces)Evaporated Milk
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and sugar; cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until soft. Add broth, water, salt and pepper; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Stir in pumpkin, evaporated milk and cinnamon. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Put mixture into a food processor or blender (in batches, if necessary); process until smooth. Return to saucepan. Serve warm. (I think a dollop of sour cream would be nice as garnish-I had riccotta, so I went with that and it was good!)

With it, I had gotten an email from Boston market, so we had this!!!

Go to:
Where you can get a meal for a dollar! Click on online coupons. This is over 11/1 (if you can't get it, email me and I'll send it. It says to forward to a friend!!)

      Then, I was feeling the pumpkin, so I decided to make these. My son wanted Pumpkin bread but these cookies are like cake or bread-soft and sweet!!

Pumpkin Cookies

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1 cup canned  Pumpkin
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Glaze (recipe follows)

Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease baking sheets.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.

(sorry my silpat did not know there was a photo op or it would have cleaned great, tho')

Bake  for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle Glaze over cookies.

For Glaze:
Combine 2 cups sifted confectioner's sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl until smooth. ( I made much less! I used about a 1/4 cup c sugar and a liitle milk, etc. and had enough for a thin glaze).

They are really soft -like little cakes!


  1. Buonissimo! thank you for sharing Ciao Rita

  2. I've never had pumpkin soup, my curiosity is piqued!
    Thanks so much for paying me a visit on my blog, and best of luck in my giveaway!

  3. Yum to both of your recipes... please send me some cookies.


  4. Both of these are favorites at Linderhof! Love the pumpkin soup and we often make the cookies for Halloween! (Treats for us!)

  5. I love pumpkin soup but my other half hates any thing pumpkin flavoured, except the Pumpkin coffee from Fresh Market that we enjoyed on our recent trip.

  6. lovely! did you find that one can of pumpkin was enough for your fam? i was thinking of doubling it so we had enough...

  7. Both look great... especially the soup. Thanks.

  8. The soup and the cookies look marvelous and the $1 meal can't be beat. Thanks for letting us know about it. Have a great Foodie Friday.

  9. I love pumpkin and wish I had a boston market near me!

  10. I love pumpkin and all the GREAT!!! things you can do with one. Pumpkin cookies are wonderful this time of year.
    THANKS!!! for sharing the $1 meal.
    I have become a follower of your blog, I love to share recipes and ideas.
    Come by and visit my blog and maybe do the same.

  11. Both your recipes sound delicious! Great ways to use pumpkins. Thanks for sharing :)

  12. Thank you for sharing these recipes. I love pumpkin!

  13. ooooooh! They both sound delish. but glazing those cookies make them totally irresistable!!! Thank you for sharing these!

  14. Yum! Everything looks delicious. I also had to admire your Pink Castles for a minute--same as mine. *Sigh I love those dishes.

  15. YUM! All the pumkpin that appears in the middle of the aisles this time of year has been calling my name...even though I'm baking impaired. Why can't you just live closer and bring me some?? ;)


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