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  • Writer's picturePhyllis H. Moore

Lookie, Lookie, Pumpkin Cookie

You ever think about something and BAM, it shows up? That's what happened on my Facebook timeline this morning. I found this pumpkin cookie recipe in a magazine (you remember those), when my children were small. Now, they're mature adults, but they still talk about these cookies.

I happen to be a fan of Candy Corn. Yeah, I know we might be a rare breed. They really add something to these spicy cookies which also have a large amount of oatmeal. I make them big, and spread them around on the pan, sometimes in the shape of a pumpkin, if I'm feeling creative. For these I used chocolate icing to hold the candy in place, but you can use store-bought colored decorator's icing in a tube and get really fancy. Children like to do the faces. In fact this photo looks like that might have been the case.

Allow the cookies to cool before decorating. I think Meg Miller will probably make these with Mikayla in a future cozy. After she investigates the skeleton in her backyard.

It's one of those kind of days here on the island, cool and cloudy. Baking might be on the agenda. Here's the recipe for anyone interested. A bag of M&Ms, some Candy Corn, and icing to hold them into place, are all you need to recreate this artistic masterpiece. Don't judge.

Lookie Lookie Pumpkin Cookies

4 c. unsifted flour 2 c. brown sugar

2 c. oatmeal 1 c. granulated sugar

2 t. baking soda 1 egg

2 t. cinnamon 1 t. vanilla

1 t. salt 1 ½ c. butter or margarine, softened

1 - 16 ounce can solid pack pumpkin

Candies and icing for decoration

1 c. of chopped nuts can be added

Mix four, oatmeal, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in bowl and set aside. Mix butter and sugars until smooth. Add remaining ingredients (except pumpkin) to butter-sugar mixture. Alternately mix pumpkin and flour with mixture. Drop by spoon-fulls on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. You're welcome.

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